Who is the artist?

Goh UOZUMI aims to intervene in historical paradigm shift by art, and creates works/systems by algorithm based methodologies with taking other intelligence/existence than human beings into consideration. His concepts and motifs cover a wide range in Arts&Technology, including cryptocurrency, mass surveillance, distributed autonomous network and new computational formation theory in arts, and he has exhibited large scale installations at leading Media-Art museums such as YCAM and ICC.

Since 2014, he has been creating works that focused on the cryptocurrency and based on the concept called “TRUSTLESS”. That main works are “New Order / Siren Call” that visualizes the existence of cryptocurrency as the origin of the new order, and “空の国家 -State of Empty” that simulates nation states by artificial intelligence (2016, ICC). Also the origin of the both works, “Trustless Trust / Mk.God” that calls memories of future artificial systems (2015, InstitutFrancais/Zinc/SecondNature).

New Order / Siren Call? , 2016
空の国家 -State of Empty , 2016
Trustless Trust / Mk.God , 2015

His works are for establishment of “TRUSTLESS” as an artistic concept. “TRUSTLESS” means technically to entrust trust and belief to algorithms, and its word is often used in the communities of cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin. The trust as the nature property was kept and handled between humans until the beginning of the 21st century, but now, the humans civilization is promoting mechanical automation of intelligence, contract, labor, and the trust. In this context, he says: “TRUSTLESS is the axis of the automation movements”.
Also, his thought about Arts&Cryptocurrency and TRUSTLESS was published in a major japanese philosophy/critic book. If you can read Japanese, please try reading it (amazon).



As a background of the activities above, he was developing “distributed autonomous network system” as artwork and artistic concept before knowing the cryptocurrency.
The most successful result is “OBSERVER N”, a solo exhibition held at YCAM the biggest Media-Art center in Asia in 2012. It is one of his origins, which was created since 2008, and the exhibition was for reconsidering the limitation of the centralized paradigm of humanism and governance which was revealed by the ‘3.11, 2011’, the great earthquake and the nuclear power plant accident in Japan.

Artists dealing with the concept of “distributed autonomous network” still are very rare. Also until recent cryptocurrency became famous, even people trying to understand the concept were very rare in the art world. He aims to boost the social position of this concept to be discussed properly as Arts.