HOKORI Computing /Katsuki Nogami, Hanna Saito, Ritsuko Miyake, Tatsuya Ishikawa, Kazuya Horibe/ (JP)
The artists defined hokori as humans’ familiar, but unknown, artificial organism, a kind of familiar alien living next to us. Hokori is born in a person’s living environment and is composed of various materials, including artifacts and natural objects, such as fibers, dandruff, red pollen, dirt, soil particles and gobs of pathogenic bacteria. Its grey color results from its mass. Hokori gathers voluntarily in places where people do not act, such as ruins, vacant spaces or the back of electric appliances. It is formed by accumulating itself without anyone noticing. The installation utilizes the electrostatic features of hokori accumulated in a plexiglass container. The grey mass – debris of various life forms – creates a beautiful abstract landscape.
HOKORI Computing /Katsuki Nogami, Hanna Saito, Ritsuko Miyake, Tatsuya Ishikawa, Kazuya Horibe/ (JP) is a group of five artists that gathered 2018 during the Art Hack Day 2018; they exhibited in the Miraikan National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo.