kosaku namikawa, arata matsumoto, and moku will be holding a three-person exhibition "inter[display]".
The English word "display" entails the meaning of '陳列' (Chinretsu, meaning to to exhibit, to display). When we hear the word '陳列', what might first come to mind is the systematic arrangement of products in retail environments, such as supermarkets and department stores, wherein the layout is arbitrarily determined by each establishment. Although "display" can also be translated as '展示' (Tenji, meaning exhibition, display), there is no essential distinction between the two, thus blurring the boundaries of their definitions. The operations of a supermarket can readily be deemed an exhibition, and the converse is also true.
As a device to present images, the physical and conceptual properties of a display and its frame have markedly evolved over time. As the frame gradually vanishes, it draws nearer to the user. Moreover, since the concept of display emerged, it has quickly rooted itself within society. Particularly for the digital-native generation, including the artists featured in this exhibition--it is a blatant medium; in the world, delineated by frames, realistically influencing our human lives. The emergence of a new concept, SNS, which thus has come to significantly alter our daily lives, still remains fresh in our memory. It is not far-fetched to imagine that the hardware of the display and the software implemented within can easily rewrite our perceptions and the standards of our values.
We hope this exhibition, amidst these circumstances, serves as an opportunity to reconsider the media of display.
Installation Support: Yuga Tsukuda, Kyo Imai
Frame Chain (Web)
Design: Yui Atarashi
Web Programming Support: Kazuki Yamaura
Born in 2000, Namikawa loves the web and networks, as well as installation and construction, and video, audio, and lighting technology, and creates artworks utilizing media-related technologies. He is interested in networks, the boundaries of media, and the act of exhibition through his own productions and multifaceted involvement in the production of other artists' works. He is an unexplored junior super creator, adopted by the Hetero-Vation subversive challenge category, and a second-class electrician.
Born in 2000 and hailing from Hyogo Prefecture, He works as a freelance front-end developer while also crafting media art pieces. Engaged in the delicate act of deconstructing the concept of infinity—a foundational fear of theirs—through perspectives on time and life/death, they strategize to alleviate this fear through their recontextualization.
Born in 2002. moku uses experiences that occur in her daily life to create her works.