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Sense the Invisible

Time, Information, AI, Society, Energy, Bacteria…

h.o (hdoto) is an artist group based in Europe, Japan and United States. With receiving a grand prize of Philip Morris Art Award of “Memory of Media (2000)” made in a university laboratory as a start, they have started the activity. The each member has specialized field such as sensor technologies, database system, interaction design, hardware design and robotics, and this group has unique forms of the collaboration changing team members depending on the work. h.o’s interest in works has coincided with encounters with new members and collaborators. In early trend of the work, h.o searched for invisible and universal themes such as time and communication. They created poetic and playful interactive installations (“Perfect Time” and “BLUE”), and their focus was on communication objects (SmallConnection) by using the Internet. After new members who have expertise in database system and sensor system, h.o became to have interests in pointing new visions in social aspects (COLORS project and CUBE). Through collaboration with an advertising agency, they proposed antithesis against to the modern advertisement (A New Cultural Advertising Project and Slogan Generator). Since 2007, the core members, Hideaki Ogawa and Emiko Ogawa, have stayed in Linz as an artist of Ars Electronca. Based in Tokyo, Osaka and Linz, they create and exhibit works all over the world. h.o contemplates develops and cultural differences in information and media technologies with equanimity ,while at the same time expanding the wide range of interests to the society (Klangwolke ABC)(TRIART Project) by the active discussion platform consisted of many international members. Recently, their exhibition titled “Ghosts in the Digital Realm” aims to create a dialogue on the future of humanity through provocative projects (*, Ghosthouse, Imaginative)  towards robotic and AI society (What A Ghost Dreams Of).  Thus, they search for witty new idea depending on current social contexts, and h.o will be realizing artistic expressions with the speed of technological progress.

Hideaki Ogawa

Artist and Creator

Taizo Zushi

Creator and Researcher

Emiko Ogawa

Artist and Creator

Junichi Yura

Creator and Researcher

Naohiro Hayaishi

Engineer and Robot Creator

John Brumley

Artist and Researcher

Yoko Minagawa

Artist and Designer

Yuchi Tamagawa

Designer and Creator

Sakura Toyabe

Creator and Researcher

Other Members: Satoshi Onodera, Shota Ishimura, Tomonori Kondo, Yukiko OKamura, Kaori Honda, Mizuya Sato, Yoko Minagawa, Yuichiro Haraguchi, Ayano Urabe (project participation order)

Exhibition, Event and Award

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  • Surroundings, Tokyo Hillside West Gallery, Tokyo / Japan, Dec. 16 – 22 (moi)
  • Take Art Collection 2003, SPIRAL, Tokyo / Japan, Oct. 24 – Nov. 9 (nest)
  • Asia Design International Conference, Tsukuba / Japan, Oct. 14 – 17 (Infoscape in the city)
  • art-life+, SPIRAL, Tokyo / Japan, Sep. 6 – 15 (strobe switch)
  • My Sweet Home Exhibition, SPIRAL, Tokyo / Japan, Mar. 27 – Apr. 14 (one, living memory)

  • ISEA 2002(International Symposium on Electronic Art), Nagoya / Japan, Oct 27 – Oct 31 PAPER (@home project)
  • INFOSCAPE in the city, Yokohama / Japan, Oct. 7 – 14 (INFOSCAPE in the city)
  • INFOSCAPE on the beach, SPUTNIK Beach House, Tsujido / Japan, Aug. 24 (INFOSCAPE on the beach)
  • Universal Plaything, Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus, Fujisawa / Japan, Jul. 1 – 8 (star drops)
  • Art in Shopping Town in Yokohama, Yokohama / Japan, May 25 – Jun. 2 (INFOSCAPE in the city)
  • Art Cross Plan Exhibition, Ginza Pepper’s Gallery, Tokyo / Japan, Mar 11 – 16 (INFOSCAPE in the city)

  • 2007 Future Marketing Awards Internet Innovation winner (NIIZA KOYOMI PROJECT)
  • 2007 Good Design Award (Being Zoo Project)
  • 2006 London International Awards (NIIZA KOYOMI PROJECT)
  • 2006 Prix Ars Electronica Honorary Mentions Net Vision (COLORS PROJECT)
  • 2004 Japan Media Arts Festival (Perfect Time)
  • 2001 Asia Digital Art Award (Twin Lamp)
  • 2000 Philip Morris Art Award 2000 Grand Prize [MMM Project] (Memory of Media)