Mobile Projection Unit Participating artists : JuJu Kusanagi Venice VR Expanded is the official competition of immersive content for and within the frame of the Venice International Film Festival, organized by the Venice Biennale.
Venice VR Expanded 2021 will offer attendees the chance to view 37 exclusive immersive VR projects.
JuJu Kusanagi performs in the Mobile Projection Unit’s “Letters from Earth.”
モバイル・プロジェクション・ユニット 参加アーティスト：草薙 樹樹 ベネチア・ビエンナーレのVR作品部門をポートランドで開催。 北アメリカで唯一の開催地であるポートランド美術館に、世界各国から選出された37のVR作品が公開されます。 JuJu Kusanagi（草薙 樹樹）は、パフォーマーとしてモバイル・プロジェクション・ユニットの作品「Letters from Earth」に出演しています。
Why did artists start raising two goats, along with various people from different backgrounds? The first art exhibition will show “seeds of art (something before becoming an artwork)” by the diverse people inspired by the goats grazing on the university land, and the artworks that have begun to sprout from such inspiration.
“The eyes of a goat” project began on December 6, 2020, when two goats, Mugi and Ehime, arrived at the Toride Campus of Tokyo University of the Arts. The goal: create a “transparent arts center” where various people and generations gather, diverse cultures and genres interact. This “transparent arts center,” with no roof or walls, will change its shape according to what the people make of it. Living with the goats, artists are discovering new forms of expression and continuously attempting to create a sustainable place for research, creation, and expression even under the COVID-19 situation. It has also become a place to consider the next form of communities with goats as partners. The spread of the COVID-19 has revealed the reality of the social situation that humans are currently facing. “The eyes of a goat” believes that by incorporating a perspective of non-human “others,” a new way of living may be discovered in today’s society, which can be a series of disasters rather than a post-disaster one, as well as new artistic expression unique to this age.
Participating artists from GAP : Momoko Sato, Nagisa Mizuno