|Participating Project||Research Residency Program|
During my stay at TOKAS I am doing an artistic research into Japanese Techno-animism and Shintoism. Techno-animism is a cultural practice where technology is imbued with human and spiritual characteristics. It assumes that technology, humanity and religion can be integrated into one entity. The practice of instilling spiritual characteristics into physical objects has always been part of the Japanese Shinto religion. My research is concerned with Japan's fast transition to modernity and how it maintained to embrace technology as part of the inspirited world. I am trying to understand techno-animism as a place where the discourses of modernity and its flipside animism may be reconciled.
・research about techno-animism and Shintoism in Japanese culture
・visit of Shinto shrines (Nezu Shrine, Yushima Tenjin, Kanda Myojin Shrine)
・visit of Kawada Robotics Corporation
・open studio and presentation of new art work at the end of my residency