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FUTURE AND HOPE X
July 11, 2020
Dear art people and everyone on the earth,
Exhibition title: FUTURE AND HOPE X
Date: July 11, 2020 -
Venue: On your display and around your neighborhood
Directed by: Yutaro Midorikawa
Organized by: YAP
installation view, 2017
What Game Are We Playing in the First Place?
July 13, 2020
There are various types of ball on a pedestal lines were drawn randomly. You might get confused because general sports has only one ball on one court.
video, 12 min (short version), 2019
this short version was on view at Mori Art Museum, Future and the Arts (2019-2020)
full version is 20 min
Does Consciousness Solve Overpopulation
July 21, 2020
On July 14, 2020, THE LANCET published an article that has to do with the world population. According to the report, gthe global population was projected to peak in 2064 at 9.73 billion (8.84-10.9) people and decline to 8.89 billion (6.83-11.8) in 2100h. Although we quoted an estimate by UN in the first text of this exhibition, the latest prediction is clearly different from the number in 2019. Of course, in terms of the declining population, not few people already pointed out it (for instance, EMPTY PLANET written by Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson in 2019). The point here is not the number of the future population but a fact that people canft survive on the earth if they are too many. Why? gElephant in the roomh might be a little bit poetic metaphor now. How about g7.8B in one shelterh? Imagine an underground shelter which has two rules. Rule No. 1: Everyone is allowed to enter the shelter. Rule No. 2: No one is allowed to go out of the shelter. As a result, the shelter is filled up with people and they will finally die inside the underground. Although itfs impossible to make such a shelter for 7.8 billion people, 7.8 billion can live on the ground (for now). But the current situation is very similar to the shelter. We are trapped within 3 dimension of the earth and canft go anywhere. As you probably know, gThere Is No Planet Bh.
installation view, 2020-
Do We Have to Despair Again and Again Because of Hope?
July 27, 2020
Have you ever seen a plant label with the word HOPE in the street? Maybe you havenft. But this is it. What do you think if you find that kind of label suddenly near by your place and office? Do you get upset? Do you become happy? As a matter of fact, you canft see any hope in any forms around the label, even beneath the label. Then what is the artwork for? The purpose is not to discover a thing named HOPE but to imagine your own hope in your mind. Hope is necessary for human. Thanks to hope wefve been surviving for a long time. And, at the same time, hope is the opposite meaning of disappointment. Hope is controversial. Because hope includes many meanings and various contexts.
Can We Have a Hope Only to Cyborg?
Aug 10, 2020
gConsciousness is the most important ontological question.h Ray Kurzweil wrote in a book The Singularity Is Near (2005). gI do believeh, he continues, gthat we human will come to accept that nonbiological entities are conscious, because ultimately the nonbiological entities will have all subtle cues that human currently possess and that we associate with emotional and other subjective experiences.h This perspective is mostly similar to gnon-organic lifeh or gcyborgh by James Lovelock in a book Novacene (2019). gIt may beh, for example, Lovelock says like this, gthat Novacene becomes one of peaceful ages of the Earth. But we humans will for the first time be sharing the Earth with other beings more intelligent than we are.h As Max Tegmark wrote in a book LIFE 3.0 (2018), however, Life 3.0 (designs its hardware and software) gdoesnft yet exist on Earthh. Although Paul Krugman wrote an article gApocalypse Becomes the New Normalh on The New York Times (2020), the new normal has to do with not only climate crisis but also morality and redefinition of various things.
in memory of
Shiro Fukai (YODOYA)
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