Technology and Art in the Installations of Tatsuo Miyajima #ArtTuesday

Artist Tatsuo Miyajima brings together art and technology to demonstrate the illusion of control. Here’s more from Artnet News:

“With the development of science and technology, we humans are under the illusion that we can do anything, and are trying to manipulate nature at will. But nature and the universe behave in unpredictable ways,” Miyajima told Artnet News.

Coming from a prominent sculptor and installation artist who relies heavily on technology, this statement may seem dissonant at first glance. Miyajima is best known for his “gadgets”—the flashing digital LED counters chronicling continuous, repetitive cycles from one to nine. But in his conception, the digits’ incessant blinking is a philosophical representation of the life journey, centering around the Buddhist teachings that are widely understood in Japan and across many parts of Asia. His most recent works expand this reflection on the intersection between technology and philosophy.

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