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Kazuki Takakura Exhibition



Kazuki Takakura
This exhibit is a ritual in which the author, viewer, and AI collaborate to summon new specters through haiku.

The 108 different renku (5/7/5) created in an automated writing-like process by Kazuki Takakura and Shun Takeda back and forth are broken down into pieces, and the viewer creates an arbitrary haiku (5/7/5) from 108x108x108 words. The haiku of the combination chosen by the viewer is rewritten into a 50-word English poem by ChatGPT. The English poems are read by an image-generating AI developed by Kandagawa Shuyo and Takakura, which imitates Takakura's style and summons new yokai. As soon as the yokai are born, they become NFTs named after haiku and are released online.

This exhibit reconsiders the theme that Surrealism was following from the current state of AI. Today's ChatGPT, Stable Diffusion, and other generative AI learn from all the archived data of humans around the world on the Internet, and output text and images through extra-human imagination. This is a method of access that is very close to the activities that challenged the human unconscious during the heyday of Surrealism. Instead of accessing the inner world of dreams and the unconscious, modern humans use the Internet to access the archives of humanity as a whole, and make choices through "unconscious consciousness" with the help of AI, an extra-human imaginative force. In this exhibition, the imagination of the artist, the viewer, and the AI are juxtaposed in a ritual that summons countless new "yokai" as "nonexistent beings" to the digital world as NFT.


May 13 (Sat) 2023-Jun 4 (Sun) 2023 

Opening Hours Information

Monday, Tuesday, Holidays
Location3F Muraka Bldg., 2-2-14 Bakurocho, Nihombashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0002
Access3 minute walk from exit C4 at Bakurocho Station on the JR Sobu Main line, 4 minute walk from exit A2 at Asakusabashi Station on the Toei Asakusa line, 5 minute walk from the East exit of Asakusabashi Station on the JR Sobu line, 8 minute walk from exit A1 at Bakuroyokoyama Station on the Toei Shinjuku line.
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