We use a cleaning robot moving around automatically on a huge painting. While cleaning endlessly the robot itself again dirties the floor with paint and endlessly repeats the cleaning.
While focusing on infinity, karma, and paradox, the work visualizes downtown graffiti and purification movements in the gallery.
An artist collective formed in Tokyo in 2005 by Ryuta Ushiro, Yasutaka Hayashi, Ellie, Masataka Okada, Satoshi Inaoka, and Toshinori Mizuno.
Pursuing the reality of the times, the collective has used its energy to release critical works one after another, delving into the modern society. In addition to participating in exhibitions around the world, they have also developed various projects. The collective actively curates other contemporary artists’ life and plan exhibitions and events of various genres, transforming and expanding the artists’ way of life and the situation in their "periphery."
he group’s project-based works are collected in Japanese museums and Guggenheim Museum, Pompidou Center, and other. institutions. They are also developing projects to set itself as the representative collective of Asia. An exclusive exhibition is scheduled at the Mori Arts Center in 2022.
Photo: Seiji Yamaguchi