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Eiichi Tosaki
 
Conceptual | Contemporary | Inter Disciplinary | Performance | Traditional Japanese Art | Visual Art   (VIC)
 
Eiichi Tosaki is a Melbourne based  artist, art theorist & historian, and philosopher who has studied in various institutions in Japan and Australia. He has created and practiced a bimanual coordination drawing (BCD) method over the last thirty years. Currently he is completing his second PhD in Drawing and Art Therapy at the School of Art and Design, Monash University.

Eiichi has a PhD in Art History and Philosophy (double degree), Melbourne University (2002). He is an Honorary Fellow of the Philosophy Department at Melbourne University (since 2002) and is a former Adjunct Research Fellow at Japanese Studies Centre Monash University (2003-2010).

Eiichi has numerous publications on diverse topics such as philosophy, religion,  art and design, photography, drawing, musicology, and Japanese culture (including Manga/anime, contemporary art, and architecture). Eiichi has taught various areas including art history, design theory, aesthetics, Western and Eastern philosophy, Japanese religion (Shintoism, Zen Buddhism, and Bushido), Japanese culture (including Manga & Anime) and practical art. He currently lectures at Deakin University, Burwood. He has been invited as guest researcher and keynote speaker by various institutions, including ANU, AGNSW, UTS, Melbourne University, Monash University, Deakin University, Swinburne University, Osaka University, and Tokyo University. 

Eiichi also has given numerous workshops on BCD in Australia and Japan. His BCD video (a collaboration between American & Japanese musicians and dancer) was shown in Berlin and Sydney (2011), and a BCD and computer music project was funded by the Australia Council (with Steve Adam) in2008. Eiichi is currently preparing for a solo exhibition in Tokyo in 2012. 

Eiichi also has been involved with the development of a new computer ‘interface’ for the next generation of smartphone technology (including motion capture) through applying his BCD methods and knowledge of analytic philosophy. 

Eiichi also has been an artistic director for a series of YouTube video productions: 「天地の詩」 requiem for the victims of the Great Earthquake and Tsunami that hit North-Eastern Japan on March 11th 2011. His most recent video collaboration, performed in Sendai city involving a Sendai based Butoh dancer Odani Tokiko (October 2011) has been edited for publication (in relation to the 「天地の詩」 project).
   
 
 
Website: http://bimanualdrawing.wordpress.com/
Email: eiichi@unimelb.edu.au
Links: Hymn of Heaven and Earth 1 - YouTube
  Hymn of Heaven and Earth 2 - YouTube
  Eiichi Tosaki’s Photostream
Phone: 03 9383 2993