Entry Title: "Vertigo"
Name: Dai Ito , Japan
Category and Expertise: Other_FA|Other_S|Deeper Perspective, Non-Professional


Entry Description: Almost all of the scenery in Tokyo is familiar to me, because I have lived here for over thirty years. The city hasn't been designed beautifully for appearance. However, sometimes due to this I can see things that I haven't expected. Each structure has been constructed by someone with satisfaction, but there exists an unbalanced, discontent feeling to the whole city. I've found myself feeling something fascination like a vertigo, when I photograph its peculiar aspects. "Come, woo me, woo me; for now I am in a holiday humour, and like enough to consent." - William Shakespeare, As You Like It

Story: Almost all of the scenery in Tokyo is familiar to me, because I have lived here for over thirty years. The city hasn't been designed beautifully for appearance. However, sometimes due to this I can see things that I haven't expected. Each structure has been constructed by someone with satisfaction, but there exists an unbalanced, discontent feeling to the whole city. I've found myself feeling something fascination like a vertigo, when I photograph its peculiar aspects. "Come, woo me, woo me; for now I am in a holiday humour, and like enough to consent." - William Shakespeare, As You Like It

About the Artist:

I was born in Tokyo, and started musical activities like offering music to some art exhibisions, Nintendo Game Cube's software "GiFTPiA", TV Programs and others in Japan. In 2000, I started Animation Team "6nin", and worked as music composer, film director and producer. Some of 6nin's short film animations were awarded at film festival and art festival such as Les Festival des Très Courts 2004 in France, Asia Digital Art Prize 2004 in Japan. All of 6nin's films were showed at over fourty international film festivals all over the world, like Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Zagreb Animation Film Festival and etc. Also 6nin held an animation workshop at Centre des Arts in Val d'oise in France, and made animation clips to Japanese National Broadcasting NHK's TV programs "French Conversations", some musical PVs, and CMs. After stopping the activities of 6nin in 2007, I started taking photograph and resumed making music. Recent musical works are offering music for installation of ATI in Savante Banlieue 2011 at Paris, japanese fashion brand "SLY" Web Advertisement Video "SLY 2013 Spring Collection" and "SLY 2013 Summer Collection".