Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media
The Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM), is an art centre located in Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. In addition to exhibition spaces, the Center’s facilities include a cinema, a library, workshop spaces and a restaurant among others.
Operating around a central axis defined by the pursuit of new artistic expression incorporating media technology, the Center has been hosting a variety of events including exhibitions, performances, movie screenings, workshops for children, etc. since its opening in November 2003.
The Center has made “creating together, learning together” with local citizens and experts from various fields the basic philosophy of their work, exploring from diverse angles appropriate ways of approaching media technology; the potential of information as a cultural foundation; and further, the meaning of information for us humans. While introducing the forms of expression and learning that emerge in this process to the world, it is their aim to contribute to the fostering of a new generation of creative individuals.