What has technological innovation, as exemplified by the Internet, brought about and what has been lost as a result? Such an awareness of these issues is at the root of Ida’s work. Ida has visualized the physicality of the post-Internet world, the changes in industry, and the world as perceived through smartphones and other devices, through sculptures made from the multitudinous images uploaded on the Internet, and video works in which she uses a large roll of paper as a tricycle wheel and rides around the city while throwing the paper out onto the ground. For the Tokyo Biennale, AR will be applied to specific letters and symbols found throughout Tokyo, resulting in an “exhibition” of works all over the city. You can take them home with you, or print them at home. You may see one just by pointing your phone at an Olympic symbol, or you may not see others until a few years later.
(As of June 2021)
1: ”Photo Sculpture”, 2018, 3331 Arts Chiyoda
2: ”Never thought I could create something better than the 5pocket”, 2018, Fujinoyama Biennale
3: ”Photo Sculpture”, 2020, “Public Device – The Symbolism and Permanence of Sculpture”, Tokyo University of the Arts
<How to enjoy Ida’s AR works>
this project consists of two art works with three ARs.
■Log into “+EX” and watch “Anything better than the truth!”
Three AR works can be viewed from three bundles of printed paper which are located in Shin Tokyo Building. (You will need to get an Art Festival Passport beforehand)
■Download free App and watch “Synoptes”
To experience AR work “Synoptes”, please download the app from APP Store or Google Play for free.
Ida Daisuke (Artist)
Born 1987 in Tottori. Ida completed his Masters degree at Tokyo University of the Arts in 2015 and completed the MAD Artist Practice course at AIT in 2016. Selected solo exhibitions include “Photo Sculpture” (2018, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo), “Honey, it is my home” (2016, Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo), and “NOWHERE” (2015, Yonago City Museum of Art, Tottori). Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.
3-3-1 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo
・Direct access from “Tokyo” Station on the JR Line, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line.
・3 minutes walk from “Yurakucho” Station on the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line.
(Tokyo Biennale Executive Office)