Artists

出品作家

Jukan Tateisi

Born 1986 in Chicago, US.
Tateisi is a nonhuman artist, specialised in computational artwork using the artificial neural networks, virtual reality and 3D audio alongside with fine photography and sound producing. His works are aimed to observe the human image in the landscape that Artificial Intelligence sees. Known for “It is that it is”, “Kotoba odoru” and “Abiotope”.
He is studying fine art photography at Royal College of Art since 2017. Distinction in master thesis “It can sing; it can compose; it can shoot”.

Works

Jukan Tateisi works

Conched icon - case Frida - 01

Conched icon - case Frida - 01

Acrylic and 3,151,829 readyposteds on inkjet print

800 x 800 mm

2019

280,000 JPY including the frame (w/o tax)

It’s been long called a melting pot…rather, a salad bowl. With the proliferation of SNS, Jukan Tateisi feels our culture, thoughts and global perspectives had rapidly being ‘conched’* especially nowadays.

Observing today’s proliferation of the Instagram that dissolves our lifestyle (Instagrammism), the re-tweets that manifest as proxies for provocation, and the search engines that filter biased results (filter bubble), he can’t help but wonder if our coexistence in cultural diversity had relinquished to the force of each of the social media.

‘Conched Icon’ is the latest work from Tateisi’s series called ‘It is that it is.’ By amassing myriads of tagged images using hashtags, analyzing the data via AI, and reconstructing the image, he tries to visualize the actual social concept that is hidden beneath the surface. In this work, he laid the history of chocolate that started in Mexico and ‘conched’ throughout the world for the past 3000 years, over the image of Frida Kahlo, that has been ‘conched’ as the symbol of a woman artist.

Among the 3,151,829 images tagged #fridakahlo, Tateisi extracted the selfie photos of people posing as Kahlo and overlaid them into a single image. What surfaced above the blurred contour were the thick unibrow, bright red lips, flower crown, and red costume. Although it captures her feature, the relatively well-shaped eyebrows and the conscious smile shed the light on the collective consciousness in the image.

Identity in the ‘conched’ world is formed by small variations and subtle differences (Manovich, 2018). Tateisi wants to look into today’s society through Khalo’s hazy gaze.

*Conching is a chocolate production process invented in 1879. By grinding and crushing the chocolate, it evenly distributes the cocoa butter, resulting in smoother texture and richer taste.

Locale: 3rd Floor ⑭

Conched icon - case Frida - 02

Conched icon - case Frida - 02

Acrylic and 4,479 readyposteds on inkjet print

600 x 600mm

2019

280,000 JPY including the frame (w/o tax)

It’s been long called a melting pot…rather, a salad bowl. With the proliferation of SNS, Jukan Tateisi feels our culture, thoughts and global perspectives had rapidly being ‘conched’* especially nowadays.

Observing today’s proliferation of the Instagram that dissolves our lifestyle (Instagrammism), the re-tweets that manifest as proxies for provocation, and the search engines that filter biased results (filter bubble), he can’t help but wonder if our coexistence in cultural diversity had relinquished to the force of each of the social media.

‘Conched Icon’ is the latest work from Tateisi’s series called ‘It is that it is.’ By amassing myriads of tagged images using hashtags, analyzing the data via AI, and reconstructing the image, he tries to visualize the actual social concept that is hidden beneath the surface. In this work, he laid the history of chocolate that started in Mexico and ‘conched’ throughout the world for the past 3000 years, over the image of Frida Kahlo, that has been ‘conched’ as the symbol of a woman artist.

Among the 3,151,829 images tagged #fridakahlo, Tateisi extracted the selfie photos of people posing as Kahlo and overlaid them into a single image. What surfaced above the blurred contour were the thick unibrow, bright red lips, flower crown, and red costume. Although it captures her feature, the relatively well-shaped eyebrows and the conscious smile shed the light on the collective consciousness in the image.

Identity in the ‘conched’ world is formed by small variations and subtle differences (Manovich, 2018). Tateisi wants to look into today’s society through Khalo’s hazy gaze.

*Conching is a chocolate production process invented in 1879. By grinding and crushing the chocolate, it evenly distributes the cocoa butter, resulting in smoother texture and richer taste.

Locale: 3rd Floor ⑭

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