Motoi Ishibashi

Engineer / Artist. Director of Rhizomatiks Research. Born in 1975. Graduated from the Department of Systems and Control Engineering at the Tokyo Institute of Technology and the International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS). After graduation, Ishibashi produced show windows and advertisements using an interactive video system, which at the time was still largely unknown. In 2006, he began making full-fledged media art works. His works include “Pa++ern”, “fadeout” and “particles”, and he has shown them at countless museums and events, such as Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media[YCAM], NTT InterCommunication Center[ICC], Ars Electronica and Sonar. In 2010, he expanded his field of activities to include entertainment, and began overseeing the technical aspects of music videos, concerts, and large-scale shows, creating new expressions using advanced systems in live performances. He continues to produce spaces and experiences that would not be possible with video alone through the use of devices and hardware. In 2011, he was awarded the Excellence Prize in the art division of the 15th Japan Media Arts Festival, and the Award of Distinction in the interactive division of Prix Ars Electronica.

Photo by Shizuo Takahashi.