Bio Sculpture (Scene of a Future Portable Lab)

Hiroya Tanaka Lab + METACITY

Bio Sculpture (Scene of a Future Portable Lab), 2021

Bio Sculpture is an art project by Keio University SFC Tanaka Hiroya Laboratory and METACITY, themed around the exploration of "Technology for Multi-species" in the era of fire known as the "Pyrocene.”
The aim of this project is to reshape the relationship between humans and nature by opening up the technologies and social systems developed by humans to nature, in order to restore and nurture ecosystems. The project is strongly influenced by the 2019 Australian wildfires, which are said to have claimed over one billion lives.
This work was created for the "Jack-in to Ecosystem Exhibition," held at a Japanese garden at night as part of Chiba City's first-ever art festival, "Chiba City Festival of Arts." It portrays a future where microplastic-induced air pollution is advancing, and wearing masks in everyday life is becoming mandatory, showing the development of air purification technology.
During the exhibition, the artwork is actually sensing environmental changes. After the exhibition, it was installed in Chiba City (Makuhari New City) near the exhibition site, where long-term observations are being conducted.
For more details about the artwork, please refer to the Bio Sculpture page.
Bio Sculptureは、「パイロセン(Pyrocene=火新世)」と呼ばれる火の時代における「Technology for Multi-species」の探求をテーマとする慶応義塾大学SFC田中浩也研究室とMETACITYによるアートプロジェクト。
作品詳細については、Bio Sculpture ページを参照。


Hiroya Tanaka Lab + METACITY, Bio Sculpture (Scene of Future Portable Lab), 2021
3D-printed soil (mixed with red clay, black clay, akadama, and rice husks), tent, sensors
80(D) x 80 (W) x 150(H) cm

Exhibition Credit

Artist: Hiroya Tanaka Lab + METACITY (Ryuta Aoki)
Director: Ryuta Aoki
Installer: Yasuo Nagura, Moriyasu Chinen, Nanaka Matsuki, Mayuki Omura, Shin Aoyama

Past Exhibitions

Jul. 24 – Aug. 08, 2021: The Exhibition of Jack into the Noösphere