Motomichi's work often explores the relationship between violence and human nature and combines digital animation with an array of visual clues derived mainly from urban culture.
Recent animation work includes: Punto Zero, a music video created in conjunction with Otto von Schirach from Schematic; Drops, commissioned by Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea in Italy; and the music video Add Boiling Water, created for Dj Tampopo of International Deejay Gigolos Records. Additionally, Qrime, a set of short animations for the Web, has appeared in various film festivals including the Sundance Online Festival 2001.
Under the name VJ Moto - Japonés hasta la madre, Motomichi currently presents his visuals in front of live audiences, superimposing animated characters on random images taken from street scenes in Latin America.
Every month from March 2001 to February 2006 an artist was invited to present their work in the form of a “Gate Page” on artport. Each of these pages functioned as a portal to the artist's own sites and projects.
Wherever necessary and possible, these works are made functional through emulation and reconstructions from the Internet Archive. Not all of them have been restored to their original state and their conservation is ongoing. You can also view the original Gate Pages archive to see how they were presented at the time of their creation.
See more on artport, the Whitney Museum's portal to Internet and new media art.