■First of all, I have to write this. The first time I (Taniguchi) met her was in April 2009, two years back from 2011. In April 2009, I received a message via Mixi.
I’m Mai Shiotani, a third year student at Kyoto City University of Arts, Department of Integrated Arts.
■Although there are many art universities in Kyoto, they have never interacted with other schools or promoted their work.In order to break the cycle of student life in Kyoto, she decided to organize an exchange event with 60 art students from Kansai.(May 31, 2009, Kyoto City Nakagyo Ward Youth Activity Center) I was asked to participate in the event and gave a lecture and portfolio review.
Shiotani: This is really the first time for me. I’ve been listening to FM802 since I was a kid, and I’ve always admired digmeout. I wanted to do something that would connect society and art! That’s why I went to art school.However, the university I enrolled in was full of the atmosphere that one should first know oneself deeply and polish one’s skills before going out into the world.Now that I am 32 years old, I understand what they meant, but when I was 20 years old, I felt stagnant. I wanted to get out into the world more!I thought to myself. I asked Mr. Taniguchi, the owner of digmeout, to give a lecture at a social event for art students, and he immediately responded.
On the day of the speech, the event was so heated that some of the students started to hyperventilate. In his lectures, Mr. Taniguchi says things like, “Show it off” and “Let it out into the world,” which was a big shock to anyone who has been educated in the ” great talents mature late” style. ……At school, all we were told was “make it, worry about it. The moment I came into contact with the world, I was filled with joy, impatience, and all sorts of other emotions, and the amount of heat was unbelievable.
Later on, I asked the people who had gathered if they would like to do something together, even though I didn’t know what we could do, and the members who had gathered started a free paper for art students called “SHAKE ART!