IMAGIMA creates OpticalGLAMOUR.
Working across a variety of media, including LED-light, integrating light, live music video projection and interactive technologies, CHiKA creates what she describes as the symphony of light, minimalist geometric visual narratives that explore the relationship between images, light, sound and a public audience. Her work invites the public to reinvent themselves through relationship between moving images, light, illusion and sound.
She has been a resident fellow at the NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program, an IAC/InterActiveCorp Teaching and Research Fellow for Vimeo and an Eyebeam resident artist.
As an educator, she is a founder of a projection mapping marathon workshop, Mappathon teaches students projection mapping technique, concept to installation in 3 days. She lives, works in NY, and holds a master’s degree in Interactive Telecommunications from New York University, having moved from Japan for her bachelor’ degree from School of Visual Art.
Her work has been shown in numerous venues and festivals nationally and internationally, including the American Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Art and Design, NY Hall of Science, Eyebeam, Harvestworks, the Hammer Museum (San Francisco), San Francisco Art Institute, Centre d’Art Contemporain (Geneva), Museo Regional de Guadalajara, Matadero Madrid, and International Biennial Contemporary Art ULA-2010 (Venezuela), among others.