“1/2 Century later.” was posted on a web magazine “QUOTATION MAGAZINE.JP”.
Please read it.
[Partially translated from the article]
“THE EUGENE Studio 1/2 Century later.” Exhibition Report
text : daiki tajiri
“From November 21 to December 24, an exhibition of THE EUGENE Studio, that exploring the possibilities of art and technology, will be on display at The Shiseido Gallery in Ginza, Tokyo.
THE EUGENE Studio continues to take various approaches, pointing to a genre that spans many senses, such as installation and video production.
The title "1/2 Century later." has a lot of weight for those who focus on the present time axis and perform art activities in parallel with technology, science, society and the times. The meaning of the title "Half a century from then” is a clear expression of the work "Beyond good and evil, make way toward the wasteland." that is proudly displayed in the middle of the gallery. In 1968, just half a century ago of 2018 when the exhibition ends, Stanley Kubrick's movie "2001: A Space Odyssey” was screened. Inspired by the impressive white room that appears in the movie, this work is reminiscent of its contemporary form, as well as its future, half a century later. The beautiful weathered and ragged space is also somehow connected to the situation that the vision after Japan's excessive preparation for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 will not be clearly shown.”