This official catalogue is published for the International Festival for Arts and Media Yokohama 2009 (CREAM) held in various venues in Yokohama City, from October - November 2009.
'Living in this world free of technologically produced images is becoming impossible. In particular, with recent technological developments, chances for many people to see and produce images are rapidly increasing.
The festival embraces a variety of different fields, including contemporary art, media art, animation, film, photography and etc. It aims to encourage people to think about and discuss new forms of expression and new directions for our future by providing not only opportunities for people to view artworks, but also space for people to participate in image production.
Images had also been playing a large role in people making contact with other cultures, movement, or observing nature. Thus images are vital for us to recognize that the world can be seen in diverse ways by shifting our viewpoints. And those images are not just what they call artistic expressions but also recording media which engage with history and memories of our life. Image thus is a technology to be looked at with thoughts on how we interact with the society. Images are displayed usually within a frame, or on screen, but act on the space and our bodies.' — Fumihiko Sumitomo, Director of International Festival for Arts and Media Yokohama
The catalogue includes artist statements and biographies, interviews and essays.