Scale of the City and Experience

AR 3 Brothers have developed a new work on the theme of the city. The movements and form of a human being, whose body has been bestowed with physical experience, will be digitized and placed in Tokyo. By blending movements and physical forms different from that of the body’s owner, the work will attempt to study and measure the scale of the city and human experience. In addition, the project will be developed in collaboration with five artists. It will expand the possibilities of international art festivals amidst the COVID-19 crisis.

(As of February 2021)

1:”Our Spaghettification Phenomenon”, 2021
2:”Mona Lisa Transported”, 2018
3:”Mona Lisa Buried Alive”, 2018

https://twitter.com/ar3bros

AR3Bros.

An unprecedented development unit consisting of eldest brother, Tomu Kawada, second brother, Shinji Takagi, and youngest brother, Yu Ogasawara. Since 2009, AR 3 Brothers have continuously presented their “material”, particularly in relation to AR (Augmented Reality). From entertainment to art, the scope of their work is as vast as a black hole, or in Tokyo terms, as expansive as the Tokyu Hands Shibuya Store.
http://ar3.jp/

Hi-gumi

The Edo firefighters, called “hikeshi”, are a symbol of Tokyo’s fight against disasters. Is it not possible to revive these firefighters in Tokyo today, giving them a new form and new role? This project is an attempt to newly create the “hikeshi” of Edo as “Hi-gumi” (“evacuation team”), firefighters created using AR who will appear at 213 evacuation sites designated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government by climbing ladders to announce their locations.
When you hold up the camera of your smartphone in the city, the Hi-gumi will appear in the direction of these evacuation sites along with the distance to each site, in conjunction with your location information. And, through 3D animation, the Hi-gumi will perform the traditional “Hashigo-nori”, or ladder-top stunts, guiding you to the evacuation site.
Continuing the sentiments of our predecessors who protected the lives of Edo citizens, this project will heighten awareness of evacuation sites that are not usually recognized in the city, while serving to confirm their location. The project also aims to contribute to such disaster prevention activities.

(As of February 2021)

1: “Hi-gumi AR Image” 2021, produced by Susumu Namikawa
2: “Hi-gumi AR Image” 2021, produced by Susumu Namikawa

Susumu Namikawa

Born in 1973. In addition to working as executive creative director at Dentsu Digital Inc. and as a copywriter, he continues to create works that combine poetry and programming. Video works include “Industrial Waste Treatment Plant Rock” and “Poolside Life”. Exhibitions include the poetry exhibitions “little stones in panic forest” at Gallery Sanyodo and “I A and I B” at Impact HUB Tokyo, in which he collaborated with artificial intelligence. He is the author of “Happy Birthday 3.11” (Asuka Shinsha) and many other publications.
https://www.facebook.com/namikawasusumu

Hiroyuki Oki

Born in Tokyo in 1964. Graduated from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering at the University of Tokyo. Lives and works in Kochi Prefecture. He has made more than 160 films since his directorial debut, “Tadashii yokubo” (1984). Won the Best New Director Award at the Pink Grand Prix for “Anata ga suki desu, dai-suki desu” (1994, produced by ENK Promotion) and the NETPAC Prize at the 45th International Film Festival Berlin for “HEAVEN-6-BOX” (1995, produced by Kochi Museum of Art).
In addition to showing his works at various art museums and galleries, he is also active as a Dj and stage director. He has participated in the Kochi Yosakoi Festival for 20 consecutive years as the leader of Team M-I.
http://anomalytokyo.com/artist/hiroyuki-ojki/

Marunouchi Nakadori

Location

2-5 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo

Access

・2 minutes walk from Marunouchi South Exit of JR “Tokyo” Station.
・2 minutes walk from “Tokyo” Station on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line.
・2 minutes walk from “Nijubashimae” Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line.

Others

Inquiries
tb2020.jp/en/contact-en
(Tokyo Biennale Executive Office)

3331 Arts Chiyoda #313

Location

Arts Chiyoda 3331 #313 6-11-14 Sotokanda Chiyoda-ku Tokyo

Access

・1 minute walk from “Suehirocho” Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line.
・3 minutes walk from “Yushima” Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line.
・6 minutes walk from “Ueno okachimachi” Station on the Toei Oedo Line.
・7 minutes walk from “Okachimachi” Station on the JR Keihintohoku Line, Yamanote Line.
・8 minutes walk from “Akihabara” Station on the JR Keihintohoku Line, Yamanote Line.
・15 minutes walk from “Ochanomizu” Station on the JR Chuo Sobu Line.

Others

Inquiries
+81-3-6803-2441
www.3331.jp

Yushima Seido.

Location

1-4-25 Yushima Bunkyo-ku Tokyo

Access

・2 minutes walk from “Ochanomizu” Station on the JR Chuo Sobu Line.
・2 minutes walk from “Shin Ochanomizu” Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line.
・1 minute walk from “Ochanomizu” Station on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line.

Others

Inquiries
+81-3-3251-4606
http://www.seido.or.jp/

ECOM Surugadai

Location

3-1-1 Surugadai Chiyoda-ku Tokyoo

Access

・1 minutes walk from “Shin-Ochanomizu” Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line.
・3 minutes walk from “Ogawamachi” Station on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, Toei Shinjuku Line.
・7 minutes walk from “Otemachi” Station on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line.
・8 minutes walk from “Kanda” Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line, JR Chuo Line, Yamanote Line.
・5 minutes walk from “Ochanomizu” Station on the JR Chuo Line, Sobu Line.

Others

Inuzuka Bldg.,

Location

1-2-3 Ueno Taito-ku Tokyo

Access

・2 minutes walk from “”Yushima”” Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line.
・4 minutes walk from “”Suehirocho”” Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line.

Others

Inquiries
tb2020.jp/en/contact-en
(Tokyo Biennale Executive Office)

Mikawainari Shrine

Location

2-20-5 Hongo Bunkyo-ku Tokyo

Access

・3 minutes walk from “Korakuen Station on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line.
・5 minutes walk from “Hongo sanchome” Station on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, Toei Oedo Line.
・7 minute walk from “Suidobashi” Station West Exit on the JR Chuo Sobu Line.

Others

Inquiries +81-3-3815-6816