© 2021 Azumi Maekawa

25th Art Division Jury Selections


Media installation

MAEKAWA Azumi[Japan]


A work focusing on the learning process to “stand up,” a basic move of living organisms. A machine consisting of tree branches and an electronically-controlled motor generates movements through machine learning algorithms, with an aim to maximize the height from the ground. The shapes and random movements of the machine parts result in unpredictable movements and incidental positions, questioning viewers about animate-inanimate boundaries.