7th Art Division Grand Prize

Digital Gadgets #6,8,9

Interactive art

KUWAKUBO Ryota [Japan]

Reason for Award

This work fundamentally altered the existing concept of still pictures. By turning the familiar daily space into a sphere, it has generated a world that no one had ever seen. I was deeply impressed with the author’s flexible idea and expressions that have turned a familiar, ordinary world into a new, out-of-the-ordinary world that reminds us of the universe. This work has taught us that a new world could be generated not by resorting to animation or interactive works, but by changing a creator’s viewpoint and applying digital techniques. This work marked a significant milestone for the future of digital arts.