Tokyo Data Collective se réjouit de vous présenter sa publication ONE


ONE, c’est un ouvrage présentant les travaux réalisés par le collectif depuis sa fondation ainsi que des travaux originaux, des inserts et des liens vers du contenu audiovisuel complémentaire. Cette publication réunit diverses techniques d’impression (sérigraphie, risographie, impression numérique) et a pu être réalisée en grande partie grâce à une campagne de financement We Make It ainsi que par la confiance et la générosité que la Ville de Vevey y a accordé.

Nous nous réjouissons aujourd’hui de pouvoir vous inviter au vernissage qui aura lieu le 18 octobre 2014 à Decal’Quai, Montreux, dès 18h. Vous aurez l’occasion de pouvoir découvrir cet ouvrage ainsi que ses travaux dérivés. Dans une ambiance conviviale et festive, nous vous présenterons aussi une installations et des performances sonores.

Apéritif, présentation de la publication, installation et performance surprise

22h-05h CONCERTS & DJs
Arctic Joy (soundscape)
Apes on Tapes (glitch hop / bass music)
Jean-Claude (disco techno funk)
Pi II the Why [autobahn] (electronic stuff)
Jean-Charles de Monte-Carlo (cosmic italo disco)
Fion 2000 (house techno)
Brutal Control (techno)

Entrée libre jusqu’à 21h
10.- dès 21h



Camgirls & classic nude paintings

“It’s been a lot of explaining,” Vanessa Omoregie told The Guardian when her camgirlsproject first got picked up. “Explaining that I’m not stealing pictures or pulling pictures of girls off random sites. These are real girls who want to contribute to what the project discusses.”

The submission project paired famous paintings of nude muses – Sandro Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus (1486), Amedeo Modigliani’s Nudo Sdraiato (1917) and Guerin Pierre Narcisse’s Morpheus and Iris (1811) — with overlaid crops of camgirl-style self-portraits. The project has now ended, but its influence persists, particularly in the theme of agency. Like Addie Wagenknecht and Pablo Garcia‘s Webcam Venus project, camgirlsproject simultaneously addresses the nuances of a posing, self-presenting participant of an online interaction and how provocative bodies have been used in art through history.




















Crestfallen music video shooting

Last March 7-9, we spent three amazing days shooting a music video in Berlin, for the new single Crestfallen of Kamikaze. The film crew was composed of the director, a camera operator, a director of photography, a make up artist, a hair stylist, a costume designer, a production coordinator, a vintage car owner and a dog trainer. On the other side of the camera were the four artists of Kamikaze, dogs and a Messerschmitt.

On the tech side, we decided to shoot with the Sony FS700, because of its good value for money and the beautiful slow motion it can offer, going up to 400fps. We shot every scenes using three Canon fixed lens 28mm 1:1.8, 50mm 1:1.4, 85mm 1:1.8 and twice a Tokina wide-angle 11-16mm 1:2.8. Our lightning kit was made of a flathead 80 KinoFlo, two ARRI 650, a softbox, filters and diffusers.

The first day was spent in the warehouse of Platoon shooting the dogs – four massive boxers – and the Messerschmitt. The lighting of the car was pretty challenging for a half day of shooting, as the complete roof is made of a curved PVC glass.

Second and third days were entirely shot in the chroma key studio of the Bethanien art center. The make up crew spent hours having the two actors ready with their almost full coverage body paintings.








We’re into massive post production until mid-April… so stay tuned!

Artist Report #2 at Platoon Kunsthalle


Dear Reader,

Here we are again, from the PLATOON KUNSTHALLE in Berlin, for the second report of our residency. Enjoy this report as it is the penultimate one.

While we still don’t know why the sky is blue nor why Italian coffee tastes as it does, we learned quite a bit and you’ll be pleased to read that our project is in its intensive pace. Between soldering a few cables, drilling holes in MDF plates and building our own custom-made winding system, we came across some very interesting material concerning how data is being produced and used in our more-so-than-ever-globalized world.

Gathering information and trying to represent it in a way that allows us to have a better understanding of it or reveal something we have not known yet, is not something new. What has changed and will most certainly continue to evolve is the amount of data available, its accessibility, its usage and perhaps its format. There are of course different types of data, but today’s phenomenon is about “Big Data”, groups of information so big that it is a real challenge to work with. This is mostly what has been interesting for us, and perhaps even more so the growing interest it has created lately, with all the privacy and security concerns that come along. This topic brings up some appealing factors to us.

First is the fact that visualising data can create some very interesting shapes and patterns or even animations for the eyes; especially with the large size of information and technologies available today. In this regard, Jer Thorp is a strong inspiration to us, as well as The Office for Creative Research.

In addition, a good usage of that data is going to slowly but surely change the world and how we understand its mechanism; although this can happen only if we engage in that field, not only as a scientist or an artist, but as a citizen. As a large ratio of the data being created and used are derived from our daily usage of the internet and mobile phones, we should be controlling it and make sure that this data is used in the best possible way. While it is also our responsibility to define precisely what is the best way. Here, the work of We the Data is a good step in a very positive direction, as well as the work of the incredible Gapminder Foundation. There are also some thought-provoking discussions on this subject at TED Conferences, organized by the Sapling Foundation.

Monstre Festival

La troisième édition du Monstre festival aura lieu en différents lieux de Genève (voir plus bas) du 14 au 17 novembre. Le Monstre est un festival de micro-édition au sens large, qui regroupe différentes tendances, issues du dessin, du graphisme, de la narration, de la littérature et du livre d’artiste. Il traite de l’objet-papier sous toutes ses formes.

Cette année, pour sa troisième édition, Le Monstre ne se contente pas d’investir quasi l’intégralité de l’Usine: pas moins de six lieux pour mettre en avant toutes les formes d’édition réalisées artisanalement, sous l’éthique Do It Yourself extérieure aux circuits commerciaux. Soit plus de trente exposants, une dizaine d’expositions, des concerts, des performances, projections, ateliers, rencontres, tables-rondes, et un bar éphémère à thème spécialement monté pour l’occasion. Le Monstre est un virus géant terrible, il propage sa fièvre amoureuse du D.I.Y le plus largement possible et compte bien te contaminer.

Par ailleurs, le monstre a un concept original de communication participative: chacun peut proposer une affiche pour annoncer l’événement. Toutes les affiches soumises sont ensuite présentées lors du festival. Nous vous en proposons donc quelques-unes ici.




Festival de sérigraphie et de micro-édition les 14, 15, 16 et 17 novembre 2013 à L’Usine, l’Usine Kugler, le Labo, Hard Hat, Halle Nord, la Bibliothèque de la Cité, Genève, Suisse.


Belle affiche de Simon De Castro (mais attention, les dates indiquées sont fausses).


 On the 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th of November, a meeting of independant creators from different tendencies (drawing, graphic design, storytelling, litterature, artist book) will be held in different locations of Geneva (Switzerland). There will also be concerts, performances and talks.

 November 14th-17that Usine, Usine Kugler, Le Labo, Hard Hat, Halle Nord and Bibliothèque de la Cité.

For further informations (in french) :



Une affiche de Boris Jakobek

Artist report #1 at Platoon Kunsthalle


“Dear reader,

dive into the world of Tokyo Data Collective, a contemporary artists based in Switzerland, Germany and the UK. How do you combine ecological concerns, volt and amperes, art, fondue, sound design, and styrofoam? furthermore, what do you do with twelve meters of aluminium, about two and a half kilometers of cables, pacifist opinions on a post-economical crisis world whose answer is sex and war, an old heating system and a cat?

those are the ingredients Tokyo Data Collective is using to build its next interactive mixed-media installation. some answers will be found, some new questions will arise, and everything takes it roots in the artist lab of PLATOON KUNSTHALLE. In any case, the installation – whose name SILLA comes from what you can read on the internet about an Inuit divinity – will be presented the 30th of november 2013.

what is interactivity, what does the Alps, Greenland and Berlin have in common, why is the sky blue, how many tons of trash were thrown away before the end of the world in 2012? moreover, what is the difference between digital and analog, what is the purpose of life, why does the italian coffee taste so good, why is photocopy so expensive and how many hours is spent in one lifetime sweeping the floor?

drop by if you have answers or if you want to share a cup of tea, have some issues with bad lighting system or love jazz, make some strange noises with your fingers or if you are colorblind and want to tell us what color is your world!

what can CD still be used for, why sushi is good for your health, how irritating but essential can be rain, how many cigarets can be smoked it one minute, why write in english? Additionally, what are dreams made of, how long can you not pee if there is no toilet around, what influence has good mood on your life and finally, what is happiness??

this is Tokyo Data Collective from the artist lab in PLATOON KUSNTHALLE, Berlin.”

Check the artist report on the PLATOON KUNSTHALLE website

Saturday chill

Today in Berlin we are taking our first day off since 13 days. Silla is growing everyday, fighting physics, electricity and acoustics. Share the love <3


L’Expo du Grenier, IVe Édition

Le Tokyo Data Collective présentera en novembre la IVe édition des expos du grenier. Les expos du grenier s’inscrivent dans une démarche qui cherche à valoriser la jeune création hors des circuits artistiques institutionnels. Situé dans un immeuble datant de la fin du XIXe, le grenier est un organisme totalement indépendant – il n’a ni subventions ni bailleurs de fonds. Il cherche à exploiter cette indépendance en conservant une composante expérimentale et laisse une grande liberté aux artistes invités.


Généralement, les expos du grenier n’ont pas de thématique. Le Grenier caractère très fort du lieu lui-même donne peut-être déjà une certaine homogénéité à l’ensemble (traces de son utilisation comme logement pour le personnel de maison, espace de stockage puis étendage, vieillissement des matériaux de construction dû à une mauvaise isolation et au manque d’entretien). Il en ressort que le grenier n’a pas de murs uniformes ni de lignes droites, et on remarquera que le toit présente des différences de niveaux dans toutes les pièces, ce qui rend indispensable une démarche d’adaptation et une recherche d’adéquation entre le lieu et le travail présenté par l’artiste, qui a ainsi l’occasion de s’exprimer hors des espaces d’expositions traditionnels, qui tendent à une certaine uniformité. Le grenier est donc un espace relativement étendu mais très fragmenté et plein de contraintes qui peuvent être saisies comme autant d’opportunités.

Vernissage le samedi 23 novembre dès 18h00 – 22h
Finissage le samedi 30 novembre dès 18h00 – 22h
Performance musicale de Skyr (CH – Musique expérimentale)

Visites possibles du 24 au 30 novembre sur rendez-vous.

Avec des travaux de :
– Valérie Anex (1983, Suisse / Irlande)
– Veronica Casellas Jimenez (1984, Venezuela)
– Alfredo Garcia (1978, Suisse)
– Louis Gasser (1985, Suisse)
– Laura Morales (1987, Suisse)
– Adriane Morard (1986, Suisse)
– Stéphanie Probst (1986, Suisse)

Pour en savoir plus :
Informations et renseignements : +41 79 560 35 12


The Tokyo Data Collective is proud to present a contemporary art exhibition which will take place at Le Grenier (an independent art place located in Lausanne / Switzerland) between the 23rd and the 30th of November. Seven young artists currently living in Switzerland will display part of their work. 

November 23rd Opening at 6 PM

November 30th Closing at 6 PM

Fore further information (in french) :