Rie Saito

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  • ISEA2011

    Rie Saito has been spe­cial­iz­ing her re­search in the field of con­tem­po­rary arts, media arts and cul­tural stud­ies as a Ph.D. can­di­date at WASEDA Uni­ver­sity. After work­ing for a PR Mar­ket­inf in IBM Japan, she grad­u­ated her mas­ter course at Tokyo Univ. of the Arts and wrote a highly ac­claimed dis­ser­ta­tion whose the title was “An Ex­per­i­men­tal Ap­proach in the Video Works of Pip­i­lotti Rist and the Query of the Pub­lic and Pri­vate in Video In­stal­la­tion”. She has been work­ing as a re­search as­sis­tant at Tokyo Uni­ver­sity of Arts and as a Global COE As­so­ci­ate Fel­low at The Tsub­ouchi Memo­r­ial The­atre Mu­seum, WASEDA Uni­ver­sity, Global COE Pro­gram (In­ter­na­tional In­sti­tute for Ed­u­ca­tion and Re­search in The­atre and Film Arts).  Her re­search method mainly con­sists of field­work and she has done many on-site re­search and in­ter­views.  Also, she has in­volved in var­i­ous art pro­jects, art fes­ti­vals such as CREAM: In­ter­na­tional Fes­ti­val for Arts and Media YOKO­HAMA 2009 and has cu­rated video art ex­hi­bi­tions in Japan. In 2010, as a mem­ber of Malaysia – Japan Video Art Ex­change II, she car­ried out a re­search on Malaysian video art, com­mu­ni­cated and in­ter­viewed with artist in Malaysia, vol­un­teered or­ga­niz­ing the event and work­shop.  She is a win­ner of EUIJ WASEDA (The Eu­ro­pean Union In­sti­tute in Japan WASEDA) 2010 Re­search Schol­ar­ship and has done an thor­ough in­ves­ti­ga­tion of media arts in Eu­rope last year.

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  • Japan

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