CTM have added a collaborative installation about vocaloid Hatsune Miku to the line-up
A new installation centred on the Japanese vocaloid app Hatsune Miku has been added to the CTM 2016 programme. Called Still Be Here, the piece was conceived by Mari Matsutoya and designed by Laurel Halo. Drawing on the multiple possibilities offered by the Hatsune Miku humanoid synthesizer app, say the festival organisers, their performative installation aims to trace “the dynamics at play between fans, corporations and social desires” by using “a collage methodology with user-generated lyrics, referencing many other contributors and countless online authors and creative commons users”. Choreographer Darren Johnston and virtual artist LaTurbo Avedon have also contributed this Martin Sulzer production.
Wire readers might recall the Hatsune Miku vocaloid app has previously been deployed by Hijokaidan (in their side project Hatsune Kaidan).
Still Be Here will be presented on 5–6 February 2016.