LIFE by MEDIA International Competition-Proposing new forms of life and living with media

As a commemoration of its 10th Anniversary, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM) in Japan starts its first-ever public competition to meet emerging talents.

YCAM calls for proposals exploring possible future ways of life and lifestyles that, with such concepts as “shared”, “nomadic” or “mobile”, keep changing in recent years. 

Not limited to media technology alone, “media” here refers to the act of creating bustle and communication, by way of mechanisms transforming cityscapes, parks that inspire people to gather; mobile services that give way to new communication, etc. Accepted in this competition are entries in all kinds of formats transcending the genres of art and design, including sculpture, video, architecture, installation, project or workshop.

The 2011 earthquake generated a striking diversity in terms of information acquisition and editing skills, and at the same time, inspired us to question ways of forging direct relationships with society and local communities as bases for living. Take this opportunity to realize ideas to work as continuous platforms for seeking in the concepts of media possible answers to fundamental investigations into life and lifestyle that have recently come under review. Excellent plans will be realized through 2 to 3 month residency.

This competition is open to all ages and nationalities regardless of career or background.

The prize amounts to 1,000,000 yen, Including all costs related to production and exhibition; travel cost and housing cost provided separately.

In addition to selected plans, exceptional plans may be exhibited or printed in the catalogue.

Applications accepted between 1 and 15 March.

Find all the details online.