"The Mirror" at the exhibition in "WRO Media Art Biennale"

About "The Mirror"

What is the self ? What is the body ?
Naotaka Fujii + GRINDER-MAN + evala

Immersive experience art piece "The Mirror" asks relation between the self and the body. A participant, wearing a head mounted display and headphones, interacts with his/her mirror image displayed on the screen in front. Timeline of the mirror image jumps from now to past back and forth so that the participant starts losing 'here and now’ feeling. And feeling an existence of others who don't actually exist guides us to reconstruct a novel structure of the self and the body.


Executive Producer
Naotaka Fujii (RIKEN Brain Science Institute)
Producer / Director / Visual Creator
Hitoshi Taguchi (GRINDER-MAN)
Choreographer / Dancer
Makiko Izu (GRINDER-MAN)
Composer / Sound Designer
System Development
Takamitsu Hamajo (RIKEN Brain Science Institute)
System Support
Hiroyasu Nagafuchi
Production Manager
Satoru Oyamada (Haletoke Inc.), Yuji Amano (GRINDER-MAN)


WRO Media Art Biennale 2017

Open Space 2016 : Media Conscious

Photos : keizo Kioku

Media Ambition Tokyo 2016

Photos : Koki Nagahama ©  2016 Getty Images

STANCE or DISTANCE? ?Connecting Myself to the World

Photo by Masaki Miyai
Photographs courtesy of Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto

Artist's profile

Naotaka Fujii

Head of Laboratory for Adaptive Intelligence, BSI, RIKEN and CEO of Hacosco Inc. Born in Hiroshima in 1965, Opthalmologist, Neuroscientist, Entrepreneur and Artist →


GRINDER-MAN is an artistic group created by Hitoshi Taguchi and choreographer Makiko Izu. Their aim is to divert the idea of "here and now" by creating a spectacle of carefully planned sensory impressions based on the spontaneity of the reaction. The group carries out projects for museums, theaters and street festivals. Their art escapes generalization, going far beyond the boundaries of art. →


Musician, sound artist. Born in Kyoto, 1976. Evala is known for his cutting-edge electronic music, and has shared his creativity in many national and international music/art festivals, performed and provided topological transform-sound design for public spaces, stage, films and ads. His recent works include CD ‘acoustic bend’, installation ‘Otocyon megalotis-‘Bat-eared Fox’’, as well as collaborations with Perfume, ONE OK ROCK, and Sakanaction. →