This is the second issue of the interactive magazine “Modernfart.” An interactive magazine is an “editorial” work using paper media, the web, games, and other media. By visiting the venue, entering inside, and encountering the edited fragments, visitors will gain a certain experience designed by Gabin Ito. It will be comparable to the experience a magazine itself undergoes as the reader consumes the fragments scattered among its pages.
Taking the theme of “In Memory of Social Distance,” this special issue will be presented as a spatial collage of events related to “social distance,” which has rapidly proliferated since the beginning of 2020. It will be a space in which visitors can experience the rampage of the new coronavirus infection, which shows no signs of abating, and the reactions to it, as if they were looking back from a perspective in the near future. It will be both a theme park that looks back on the present from the future, a summary (real) website, and a work resembling an SNS timeline given material form.
(As of June 2021)
1: “Beautiful Japan / a playground for careless people” 2019, HOW TOKYO BIENNALE exhibition
2: “Self Portrait 1972-82” 1992, “Anomaly” exhibition (curated by Noi Sawaragi) / Roentgen Art Research Center
3: “Modern Fart: Inaugural Issue Art and Immersion; or, and Inordinate Obsession with Projection Mapping” 2019, Aichi Triennale 2019, Photo by Takehiro Goto
Gabin Ito (Editor)
Born in 1963. While in university, started working for the editing department of the computer hobby magazine “LOGiN” (ASCII), then went on to found BOCTOK.Inc in 1993. Continues to be active in writing/editing books, game development, producing art exhibitions, and engaging with all types of artists. Currently serves as editor in chief of frontline film information site “NEWREEL”. Holds a position as professor at Kyoto Seika University.
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