An installation and performance by robots and humans. A human is sketched by five robots named Paul. Any visitor is able to become the human who is sketched.
Media art roams around the theatre
The previous gaps in time and space have been rapidly filled by the development of media technology, changing our lives and society immensely. On the other hand, the advance of summarization and conceptualization has made a wide range of things more abstract whenever we attempt to understand them. Our “world” was originally everything, including such abstract things, and mankind had a faculty for sensing this: the imagination. One of the things that the human imagination has produced is the concept of the ghost. Ghosts transcend the time frame of the “now” as well as physical space. They are entities without material substance, but could also be said to function as media or interfaces that stir the imagination. Through this theme of ghosts, the Kyoto exhibition of the Japan Media Arts Festival explores the simultaneous presence and absence of humanity across examples of media as such a place for spurring our imaginations.