VR作品「Sense Share Bear」(2021)

Sense Share Bear, 2021
Sebastian Masuda
Museum of Art Pudong

July 8th through October 31st
Cyber Garden presented by Special Special
VR technology by MORI

 

増田セバスチャン初のVR作品「Sense Share Bear」が2021年7月上海に完成した美術館「Museum of Art Pudong」で展示されました。1体のベアを通して、違う場所にいる者同士が一緒に1つのイメージを作り出す作品です。

Kawaiiのコミュニティーを通じてベルリンのクリエイティブユニット・MORIと出会い、2020年のパンデミック渦中でプロジェクトをスタート。

展示のキュレーションはNYのアートスペース Special SpecialのWen-You Caiさん。美術館内でSpecial Specialが企画する「Cyber Garden」というプレゼンテーションの中で作品を展示。今回の作品はベルリン・ニューヨーク・上海・東京という4つの都市を跨いで制作され、お互い一度も会わずに展示が完成しました。

壁があっても、未来を共にクリエイトすることができるのか?という、我々が対峙するこれからの世界を象徴するような、チャレンジ満載のプロジェクトとなりました。今後も様々な都市で体験できるようにプロジェクトを続けていきたいと思っています。

 

(English)
We are excited about announcing you that the our first digital work, “SENSE SHARE BEAR” is an exhibition called “Cyber Garden” at the brand new museum in Shanghai, Museum of Art Pudong. Sense Share Bear is an experimental work to see how we can share our emotion through creative process in the virtual space.

Through the Kawaii community, Sebastian met MORI in Berlin and SENSE SHARE BEAR VR project has started. This piece is a part of “Cyber Garden” which is curated and presented by Wen You/Special Special, and is installed at the lobby of Museum of Art Pudong. We created this project without ever meeting each other in Berlin, New York, Shanghai, and Tokyo. It’s a project full of challenges that symbolizes the world we will go through this pandemic.

Sebastian’s comment:
Sebastian Masuda describes this work as follows: “The Sense Share Bear creates a new kind of communication between people who are far away from each other (and don’t know each other) by decorating a virtual object together. Communicating with a stranger in a strange country without words is not always easy. We can now explore ways of communicating in the new age via art. In addition, with the disappearance of psychological distance, borders and walls through digital technology, we will embark upon a new form of creative communication with people from different cultures.”


Sense Share Bear, 2021
Sebastian Masuda

Museum of Art Pudong
July 8th through October 31st
Cyber Garden presented by Special Special
VR technology by MORI