Goh Uozumi

Goh Uozumi is an artist who works in the field of Art & Technology.

He aims to intervene in historical paradigm shifts by art, and creates works by algorithm-based methodologies with taking other intelligence/existence than human beings into consideration.

Since 2014, he works on the establishment of TRUSTLESS which means technologically to entrust trust/belief to algorithms, as a concept for art. He regards that TRUSTLESS is an axis of the automation movements such as intelligence, contract, labor, and trust.

His installations for that, ‘New Order/Siren Call?’ that visualizes existence of cryptocurrency as origin of new social order and ‘空の国家 -State of Empty’ that builds a state by artificial intelligence were created as commissioned works by ICC in 2016, also ‘Trustless Trust/Mk.God’ that evokes memories of future artificial systems won DigitalChoc Award 2015 by Institut Francais Tokyo, Zinc, and SecondNature.

The concept and interpretation about them has been published in one of the most important journals of art or philosophy in Japan, Bijutsu-Techo (Dec 2018) and Gendai-Shiso (Jan 2017).

Also he founded ‘Whole Museums’ in 2017, a public benefit and non-profit project for developing next-generation museum protocols by cryptocurrency,distributed ledger(like blockchain), and distributed web technology.

In his early career, his biggest installation‘OBSERVER N’ that extends theory-of-life reality by decentralized autonomous network system was commissioned by YCAM in 2012, and ‘F – void sample’ that goes across the void and perception won the Japan Media Art Festival Award 2009.

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Bijutsu Techo, Dec 2018 - Feature: Art Meets Blockchain

My interview and essay have been published. It is mainly about rewriting the public protocols in our society starting from the distributed ledger. I have shown what the original evolvability of this field is, and a critique for this trend.

  1. ‘Interview – Goh Uozumi x Minoru Hatanaka’,
  2. ‘For The Coming World – the cultural foundation in the distributed ledger era’ by Goh Uozumi
    • Next generation protocol – Whole Museums
    • Deception by “Art and Blockchain”
      • Hypes that should have ended, Regress that fakes as progress
      • Permeability of protocol, and Depredation of the public
    • The new public
      • What is new subject
      • Public in cultural goods
    • Where are we going
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Gendai-Shiso, Jan 2017 - Feature: Philosophy of Bitcoin and Blockchain

I wrote an essay about Trustlss Trust and my recent art activities to Gendai-Shiso(=Contemporary Philosophy). With “what is the trustless” at the core, I summarized the history of Bitcoin and the ideological background in cryptocurrency such as cypher punk, and the results in my art based on them. It’s the essence and fundamentals about why art should work on this movement.

  1. ‘An attempt at interpretation of Trustless Trust’ by Goh Uozumi
    • TRUSTLESS – the principle and history
      • What is Bitcoin
      • Cypher culture and Money
      • Domain of Trust
      • Humans and trust, and toward reconsideration of subject 
    • New Order

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誤:ビットコインは,その第三者への信頼すべき第三者

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