Automated Utopia – Reflections

Doomsday Book is a sci-fi film directed by Kim Jee Woon and Yim Pil-Sung. It tells three stories of human self-destruction in the futuristic high-tech era. The one presented by guest lecture Bin was the second story, Heavenly Creature, a story about how a robot claims to have achieve enlightenment while employed in a Buddhist Monastery, hence the term Robot Buddha.

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IM2: Yayoi Kusama [The Obliteration Room]

About artwork:
Guest are invited to stick colourful dot all over a white room with white furniture.

About the artist:
Yayoi Kusama is one of the world’s quirkiest artists, known for her iconic dots, nets and pumpkins and infinity rooms. Yayoi mentions how when she was still a child; she started seeing the world through a screen of tiny dots. They covered everything she saw—the walls, ceilings, and even her own body. For 40 years she has made paintings, sculptures and photographs using dots to cover surfaces and fill rooms. Kusama calls this process “obliteration,” which means the complete destruction of every trace of something.

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