Born 1984 in Kanagawa, based in Tokyo.
Overseas study program: 2013 (one year) and 2014 (short-stay) in Barcelona.
Teleconference for Posthumanism
Please take a look at my teleconference on posthumanism, featuring non-human participants. The conference runs every day from 9am to 9pm JST on Google Meet, and you are free to join in, using the URL provided. If you do decide to take part, note that your position will shift from that of viewer of the work, to one of those being viewed.
“Can I have a medium iced coffee please?” “That’s a small, right?” “No, a medium.” “Certainly, one large coming up.” “No, a medium!” Exchanges like this, in which we end up virtually shouting, are now routine. With speech obstructed doubly by mask and protective counter screen, it’s hardly surprising. Communicating with others via transparent membranes of one sort or another has thus become our new normal. In scenarios that require face-to-face communication with others in a public setting, such as supermarkets, convenience stores, and restaurants, we are compelled to create physical distance using such membranes, even if they are less than a millimeter thick. And thinking about it, the teleconferencing cited as another feature of the new normal also involves communicating with other people via a transparent membrane: that of the monitor. What’s more, online exchanges—and not just meetings—were prone to misunderstandings before all this anyway, and the multiplying effect of the pandemic, as we are urged to stay at home and are thus spending even more time on the internet, seems to be rendering the divisions between people more visible, and deeper. It might be a good idea, before the next pandemic appears, to discuss this issue with a range of others, and find solutions.
User consent form
In order to participate in the artwork Teleconference for Posthumanism, you must first read, understand and agree to the following points.
The exhibition assumes no responsibility whatsoever for any problems or damages resulting from the use of this artwork. As well, participants shall be responsible for resolving any disputes that may occur with other participants or third parties.
I agree and wish to participate
- This artwork uses Google’s video-conferencing service, Google Meet, which means you will need to be logged in to a Google account to join in a conference. If you do not have a Google account, please create one and log in to participate.
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- Note that unless an observer is present, your participation will not be approved and you will not be able to participate in a conference even if you click “Join now” on Google Meet.
- Once your participation in a conference has been approved and you switch on your computer’s camera, the video/audio will be live-streamed as part of the yang02 video artwork imbedded in this website and be able to be viewed by the general public.
- Please pay close attention to the following points regarding secondary use (including uploading to social media, etc.) of the streamed video/audio.
- Images of third parties included in the video must not be used in such a way that they can be identified.
- Works by third parties must not be used without permission.
- The streamed video/audio must not be used in any way that otherwise harms the reputation or status of a third party or is contrary to public order or morality.
- The streamed video/audio must not be used in any way that is otherwise inappropriate bearing in mind the contents of the artwork.