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Uzine Park

Alumnus
< utopia for whom? >


I want to make artworks to rethink current social problems. I have an interest in artists’ social roles. I am attracted to the artist who can influence society, like for instance Haruki Murakami. And I want to make works that change the world

Technology companies focus on efficiency and adding value, but is this necessary for nature and our planet? I want to critically investigate the question above by simultaneously researching and making artworks. I want to create this awareness within my audience

Because of human’s obsessions with speed, efficiency and young appearance, basic human values are collapsing

Continuation of my research
Working title: < utopia for whom? >

1.      Human desire to control nature in the garden

·        Wanting to be a god, controlling nature

·        Young appearance forever

2.      Human’s desire to control nature destroys it

·        The Fukushima accident causes environmental pollution

·        Appearance of genetically hybrid plants caused by radioactive contamination

Detailed proposal:

1.      Human desire to control nature in the garden

·     -    Wanting to be a god, controlling nature

I want to put a new metaphor in the garden. Why people start to make gardens? Gardens are the most artificial situation coming from nature. I focus on why they have the desire to permanently capture the shortest moments of nature’s beauty. I am interested in why people feel the need to own a garden in front of their house while they can enjoy nature without owning one. By trimming trees and plants in shapes they pretend to be god. This kind of perfectly controlled garden and trees can be found in Bonzai culture in East-Asia. It is beautiful, but far from a voluntary garden itself. Is this utopia intended for the plants as well?

·      -   Young appearance forever

Human beings have a different challenge to stop time. What would you think if people’s appearance would stay like 21 years old forever? They think they look younger using Botox injections. They are alive, but their muscles cannot move and cannot express emotions. They survive, but at the same time they are lifeless. I will use fossil plants as a metaphor; they are dead and can be seen forever. Preserved animals and plants in museums will neither stay alive, nor die. The objective is preservation. Is this exactly what humans want? Stop nature’s time? I want to warn the audience, are they satisfied by their efforts to show nature who is in control?

2.      Human’s desire to control nature destroys it

·      -   The Fukushima accident causes environmental pollution

The changes in the natural environment of Fukushima have contributed to the compromised state of the nuclear reactor site damaged by the Tsunami. If humans would not think about nature as an object to develop, but instead as an animal that should live together, the environmental impact will be reduced

I am going to make project about this problem with Yumemi Kobayashi and put on internet to influence people

·     -    Appearance of genetically hybrid plants caused by radioactive contamination

           Because of radiation effects we see many plants that have adopted into hybrid              shapes due to changes in their genetic material. It is a warning by nature to the            people that they will be influenced as well albeit slowly. I will make paintings of              these plants , will and write stories from the perspective of the plants, why                    they make themselves looking like hybrids

 



            


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