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L'Empire des Signifiants

A compilation from Videoart Center, Tokyo
Tokyo is the city of spectacle. "Jeus des signifiants (plays of signifiants)" meets high technology and mikado-Emperor system, and they are creating a perfect numbness toward a new totalitarianism. By spread of mobile phone, portable PC, and digital video, mass media make people terminal units and enslave them to representations even in the area life or mind. VIDEOART CENTER Tokyo has studied through their many workshops, from classical subjects of media theory like" What is Video? " to the present system and situation of information and society.The artists of "spectacle age" use video to break aesthetic limits of expression about mass media and structural reality, philosophy and politics. They don't belong to the well-known "Japanese contemporary " style, like Manga comics, Yakuza films, or recovery of self identity.