South Japan and Dutch Renaissance in Architecture:

Kintai Bridge was built in in 1673.

The father of my grandfather was an engineer, who lived and worked in Kikkawa's region, as well as known as Heike's. -> hidden village

(He developed the automobile motor, patented and established a company with his son in Hiroshima-city. At the time, Japan was still in the imperial period, 97% of which was in the empire monopoly market and fuel was scarce. His developed automobile motor can see in history. A person who researched and developed an engine and exhaust that runs on charcoal. It was used for domestic transportation such as Bus. They made a round trip from Hiroshima to Tokyo by this motor of the automobile and has passed the national standard test. They have driven over the mountain in Hakone by this car without trouble. I was also surprised at this, it was like the magic of craft and dynamics. (In any way, Einstein's QM arrived in Japan at the time.) They did not produce any weapons, because they lived and worked in the hidden village under Kikkawa's power (after the Meiji period, Kikkawa has received the Baron, at the national level, they was not recognized at the time. -> Varieties of goodness

They employed youth from their hidden village to live and work together in, and youth went to school, took the national standards exams, and they gave the chance to them for independence. I think that they educated more than 20 youths in private.

He was a Shite (a dancer/actor for the female role in Noh-theater) in Nogaku also. I remember him yet.)

A familiar neighbour was  Chiyo Uno's. She was a bit younger than the father of my grandfather (my great grandpa ).

Vase of Flowers


Jan van Huysum (Dutch, 1682 - 1749)


Study for Geometry

Depiction on surface "geometry" in the Japanese Tradition 




Study for depiction on surface "geometry" in the Western Tradition, depiction on surface "geometry" in the Japanese Tradition is different as the Western's, was a cultural difference at the time.

Silence surrounds us, silence around us - X


on Green x by Erika Matsunami

->  I mean that it (Varieties of goodness) is about nature in this context, as the material of charcoal is goodness mythologically (rhetorically or in logic ethically).

-> What did Einstein say about quantum mechanics?

Albert Einstein famously said that quantum mechanics should allow two objects to affect each other's behaviour instantly across vast distances, something he dubbed “spooky action at a distance”1. Decades after his death, experiments confirmed this.

- Albert Einstein may be most famous for his mass-energy equivalence formula E = mc2, but his work also laid down the foundation for modern quantum mechanics.

- Elementary particle

- Quantum mind

On the keyword "ageing" towards conceptual art in the digital age:


Keyword ageing in this artistic research is philosophical consideration. For instance, "capital" in Marxs' theory, "immateriality" and "materiality" in capitalism, how is "aging" viewed?

What gaps between cultural mentality and social condition?
What role can art play in answering these questions?

What is to be taken "materiality" of capitalism is against the aesthetics of the traditional beauty "aging is decaying.". Which question is our current issue, after 2008 the end of classical capitalism since modernism. 

Therefore, my attempt in artistic research is through string theory as well as Einstein's special relativity theory in the 21st century, to explore the new value (as well as, quantum) of aging towards capitalism of all democratic social systems and their ideologies for something new.

->Varieties of goodness: Good and Goodness are different.

I think that good is rather human act as well as in the relationship with, and goodness is ->

-> This study of neuroscience is for the treatment of the most difficult diseases such as "brain tumour" and "brain death", which is a very special case.

-> Philosophical seeing in Cubism

-> Duchamp


Theodor W. Adorno with regards to Walter Benjamin's on Aura and Autonomy in the cultural industry and their exile from (German National Socialism) Germany:

Cassirers politische Philosophie


Zwischen allgemeiner Kulturtheorie und Totalitarismus-Debatte


The paper presents the main lines of the European totalitarianism debates to demonstrate Cassirer's argument on the same phenomenon of totalitarianism. The author focuses on Cassirer's philosophy of culture and political philosophy in relation to the above mentioned debate.
Die Arbeit stellt die Hauptlinien der im 20. Jahrhundert in West- und Osteuropa geführten Totalitarismus-Debatten dar, um die besonderen Merkmale von Cassirers Auseinandersetzung mit demselben Phänomen des Totalitarismus zu zeigen. Der Autor konzentriert sich auf Cassirers Kulturphilosophie und politischer Philosophie im Verhältnis zu den dargestellten Debatten. So wird geklärt, welchen Gewinn Cassirers kulturanthropologisch angelegte Deutung totalitärer Herrschaft aus heutiger Sicht abwirft.




Medienkunst, Finanzökonomie und Neue Technologien, in: Kunstforum International, Bd. 200/2010, [Schwerpunktheft Wirtschaft und Kunst], S. 80-89.

by Ramón Reichert

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In den rezenten Debatten um die Standortbestimmung der zeitgenössischen Kunst zeigt sich ein zunehmendes Interesse an den medialen Repräsentationen des Finanzmarktes. Das Verhältnis von Kunst, Medien und Finanzwirtschaft hat ein neues Feld künstlerischer Praktiken eröffnet, in welchem sich theoretische und praktische Arbeitsweisen von Künstlerinnen und Künstlern mit Verfahren, Methoden und Technologien des Finanzmarktwissens vermischen. An dieser Schnittstelle ist ein künstlerischer Wahrnehmungs- und Reflexionsraum entstanden, der wirtschaftliche Prozesse in ihrer kulturellen Konstruktion sicht- und sagbar zu machen versucht. 

-> Thereby the quetion is for Monade by Leibniz, as well as in Ernst Cassirers Philosophie der symbolischen Formen. It cannot be easily called a "patriarch". In Western societies after Napoleon, the army was the elite. In the Western culture, such as the formation of traditional music orchestras. Monade (Monadology) was Study for elite as well as in Ethics in the Western society. For example, by Stockhousen, the single centrality was dismantled. (Decentralisation)

-> Aus der Sich vom 21. Jahrhundert in der Kulturindustrie: Ich sehe Kunst in der Kulturindustrie im 21. Jahrhundert anders als im 20. Jahrhundert, denn Kunst hat keine kapitalistische Macht und auch keine demokratische und politische Kraft wie im 20. Jahrhundert, insbesondere nach dem Ende des klassischen Kapitalismus im 21. Jahrhundert. 

TV industrie hat eine kapitalistische Macht und auch die demokratische und politische Kraft mehr als Kunst.

Aura und Autonomie: Zur Subjektivität der Kunst bei Walter Benjamin und 

Theodor W. Adorno, Birgit Recki, 1988


-> Video

-> Video

-> Danto

Objectivity and Subjectivity 

Role Exchange (then and now)

September 4, 2014


An Interview with Marina Abramovic by Angela Serino (September 2009).

Marina Abramović. Role Exchange. 1975   (MoMA)

Point of Access: Marina Abramovic's 1975 Performance "Role Exchange"

Anna Novakov                              


Marina Abramovic's 1975 Performance "Role Exchange" is a very interesting work of hers, at the least to me from two aspects in post-war.

One is from the aspect of film and performance in the media theory, and the second one is from the aspect of "image" in the arts. She had transformed the female image from the middle ages in the Western culture into the modernity, such as self-determination. So, she had exchanged from the traditional female image to the modern female image. - the breakaway of the female image of a chaste woman or a witch.

It means that she changed the direction of discourse by feminists.

Today the female image of a chaste woman or a witch is just conventional, and like a roleplay towards the depicted female image in the Western culture.

From the aspect of film and performance in the media theory, she had focused on the blind-spot in the society and the creation of the image in capitalism, but a way of in-between fiction and non-fiction, and in-between subjectivity and objectivity was a philosophical contemplation, more than appreciation to the art and artwork.

A very simple work, but it was profoundly.

Actually, she did not change each profession as a role. She had performed as a performance artist, and a woman had spoken about her life, and presented by herself in a public space in the context of the artistic event, was political from the critical aspect, for example, on the subject of "equality" between a higher educational woman and a lower educational woman in the human-right.

Why are artists not ordinary people?

Because, the artistic creation is fiction.

Abramovic's performance is a kind of act by Autor and Director, played a roll of an actress but in (her) political context of subjectivity towards common sense in the society. Thereby, I think that her point is about social contradictions, which was so-called "performativity". Abramovic had paid to a woman who changed the role with Abramovic, and played as a female artist.

How I see her performance from the aspect of organizational paradox, and on fictionality from her reality. For example, Abramovic bought a place from a woman where she is sitting mercuric in the picture like a film, in which place, who worked as prostitution professionally. And a woman in the art, who works in prostitution professionally, would present the reality of historical female life as a performer in the art world (ficutional world), such as "Weltanschauung/worldview is a finctional world also. It was an art work between film and theater (performance). So, realism in art or fiction in art, what tell (give us as an experience) us through art? which representation is the main attention, Abramovic as a prostitution professionally or a woman as an artist professionally? 


You can create a parody that includes similar works, but you can't imitate her work.

In the eastern, communist countiries, the interpretation generally, Abramovic is the wise man who helped the poor woman (otherwise, it is impossible to present her work in the eastern countries, due to the control.). But she doesn't do anything, and in reality it's important for a woman who has a role as an artist professionally to make her own presentation. Finally, Abramovic gave the mythical image of a woman's reality for the audience. Twenty years after World War II, even during the period of high economic miracle, discrimination against women was still strong.

I am still in research, but Benjamin's "aura" with regards to functionality. Therefore Adorno was critical of Benjamin's thesis. (...)


- 1.2 Die Kritik an Benjamins These vom Verfall der Aura: Rettung der Aura als Moment ästhetischer Autonomie. (pp. 74 - 78, Aura und Autonomie: Zur Subjektivität der Kunst bei Walter Benjamin und Thodor W. Adorno, Brigit Recki,1988)

In the West, fiction is philosophical, as well as the bible.

This philosophical nature comes from ancient Greek philosophy.

*ecology of the brain, Thomas Fuchs, Oxford: OUP, 2018.

Original in German Das Gehirn - ein Beziehungsorgan, Stuttgart: W. Kohlhammer GmbH, 2007, pp.

**ecology of the brain, Thomas Fuchs, Oxford: OUP, 2018.

Original in German Das Gehirn - ein Beziehungsorgan, Stuttgart: W. Kohlhammer GmbH, 2007, pp.


“I wanted to distance myself from the physical aspect of painting . . . to adopt an intellectual stance with respect to every artist’s servitude to manual craft.” ―Marcel Duchamp (A review "Review of Damien Hirst's painting exhibition Cherry Blossons" by Joseph Nechvatal, 2021)

I (Erika Matsunami) myself as an artist, I rejected to be a craft man since 1980s.



noun: goodness
  1. 1.
    the quality of being morally good or virtuous.
    "a belief in the basic goodness of mankind"
  • meanness
  • 2.
    the beneficial or nourishing element of food.
    nutritional value
  1. nutriment
exclamation: goodness
  1. (as a substitution for ‘God’) expressing surprise, anger, etc.
    "goodness knows why she didn't go herself"
goodness of fit
the extent to which observed data matches the values expected by theory.
have the goodness to do something
used in exaggeratedly polite requests. "have the goodness to look at me when I'm speaking to you"
out of the goodness of one's heart
motivated by kindness and generosity rather than the hope of personal gain. "don't expect me to believe you are helping me out of the goodness of your heart"
Old English gōdnes (see good, -ness).
Translate goodness to
Use over time for: goodness

-> Therefore, I research in the thesis by Nanay, on Uniqueness and his account of semi-formalism in art. (Aesthetics as philosophy of perception, Bence Nanay, OUP, 2016)

If academic researchers such as art historians continue to stick to the style of art as "ism" even today in the 21st century, I think that is too naive.

-> After Misreading of Marina Abramovic's 1975 Performance "Role Exchange" in German idealism by Ex-East German female artists, female academicians and femists in Germany, today in 2021


Going over by AI and Robotics from the 20th century to the 21st century 

The brain as an organ of the living being*

Gaps between traditions and Industrialization:

development of Industrialization

-> The 18th century -> Industry revolution -> Mass Production -> The 19th century -> Industry revolution -> Capitalism (Marx's  "das Kapital" was researched after the Industry revolution in Great Britain) -> The 20the century -> State formation -> World War I -> Communism -> Nation and Democraty -> Printing and Radio Broadcasting -> World War II (Atomic bomb) -> Nuclear energy -> TV -> Aporo on the moon -> International Cable Telecommunication such as faximile -> Printing and Copy ->  DNA research (Molecular biology) -> Robotics and Automation -> Computer technology -> Internet communication -> Digitalization -> New  DNA research (Molecular biology) -> The 21st century ->  Regenerative energy -> Digitalization -> Satellite relay -> Mobile telecomunication -> Social meida and Self-management ->  Digital citizen -> Human interface -> Non-human society with AI ->



-> p.120, the gap between Danto's and Nanay's is Non-TV (still no the spread of television) and TV (The spread of television in Post-war, and from the end of the 20th century, Internet, and today's such as non-human society with AI). Meaning of fiction and its representation. (...)

Neuroscience (or neurobiology) is the scientific study of the nervous system.[1] It is a multidisciplinary science that combines physiology, anatomy, molecular biology, developmental biology, cytology, computer science and mathematical modeling to understand the fundamental and emergent properties of neurons and neural circuits.[2][3][4][5][6] The understanding of the biological basis of learning, memory, behavior, perception, and consciousness has been described by Eric Kandel as the "ultimate challenge" of the biological sciences.[7]

The scope of neuroscience has broadened over time to include different approaches used to study the nervous system at different scales and the techniques used by neuroscientists have expanded enormously, from molecular and cellular studies of individual neurons to imaging of sensory, motor and cognitive tasks in the brain

„What Is at Stake: qu'est-ce que l'enjeu?

Paradoxes: Problematics: Perspectives in Artistic Research Today“

Prof. Giao Schiesser


Published in: Arts, Research, Innovation and society. Eds. Gerald Bast, Elias G. Carayannis 

[= ARIS, Vol. 1]. Wien/New York: Springer 2015


The brain as an organ of the person**

On creativity from the perspective of the creator

On creativity from the perspective of the recipient

DADA and Contemporary architecture in capitalism:


An Atlas of Commoning
Spaces of Collective Production
June 29–September 22, 2019   


Miller Institute for Contemporary Art
Purnell Center for the Arts
5000 Forbes Avenue
PA 15213 Pittsburgh    

40.400 Prostituierte sind in Deutschland offiziell angemeldet

ALTER: Von den angemeldeten Prostituierten waren 78 Prozent 21 bis 44 Jahre alt. 17 Prozent waren 45 Jahre oder älter, 5 Prozent waren zwischen 18 und 20 Jahren alt.

NATIONALITÄT: 19 Prozent der angemeldeten Prostituierten hatten die deutsche Staatsangehörigkeit. Die drei häufigsten ausländischen Staatsangehörigkeiten waren rumänisch (35 Prozent), bulgarisch (11 Prozent) und ungarisch (8 Prozent).

Joseph Nechvatal (Artist, Artistic researcher, Philosopher/Art critics)

Art and Design in Arts and Humanities

Bence Nanay (Philosopher, Aesthetician)

Arts and Humanities

Thomas Fuchs (Neuroscientist)

Biology, Medicine, Science

ca. 8.000 official sex workers. and ca, 36.000 EU and EU foreign sex workers. (If they are as turist, it my be more than 36.000 EU foreign sex workers in Germany). And also the out of EU foreign sex workers, but it may be very few.

p. 198,

p. 202,

p. 204, 


Is it a three-dimensional realism (real) on two-dimensional surface or a depiction realism, realistic imagery (trompe l'oeil)? (Space composition) It's an event similar to the sound composition. Is it either the content or the distributed attention?


Air environment

Aquatic environment

Kleine Eingriffe: Nachkriegsmoderne

Arch+ features 56 in Berlin

Chair for Urban Design and Urbanization / INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE TU-BERLIN

Spatial Commons (1) [Seminar]

Präsentation und Diskussion, 2014


Post-Neue Kunst in the digital age, after the corona pandemic

Probably, thereby the problem is not in the social context of Germany, but rather the East-European issue through the EU regulation, which is out of the German social context. That is not only prostitution, rather the mafia, drugs and illegality. – Economic disparity and High economic miracle in the EU until 2020 the corona-pandemic -> Networking through Social media

That made a blind spot in German society.

The out of EU foreigners have to apply for the residence visa and work permission, but the EU citizen has no obligation.

The man works at a construction site and the woman works at prostitution, which is a very classic situation of working migrat (working away from home) from former Eastern European countires in modernism. For what is the higher education in the EU? or What is the goal of the European higher education?

Germany's duality in the context of the extension from before the unification and the out of the social context seems like a situation in China or Brazil. – Feedback of capitalist economic aggression or intervention to the Eastern countries. The UK gave up (resigned) the EU membership due to that feedback.

Artistic Research Time Machine for Warp

The issue of gender unfairness, that is "Women are always 'punished', even if we were raped. ", and As a witch, women discriminate against women. During World War II, women were "forced to be inspired men, to calls ecstasy." And in economic warfare, women work as "sexy dolls" to be inspired men in capitalism. Is it really what they like and choose? Until the 90s, women still had no professional choice and few paths to financial independence. The reality hasn't changed, and we live in a social "image" that seems to have changed, despite being feudal and discriminatory.
Indeed, legal and democratic progress has been surprisingly advanced. But is society really progressing to that level?

The 21st century


in the social context

Green x in the anthropological sense

The subject in the 20th century was transport (in the real space, such as till on the moon. As far as possible, as fast as possible, and as much as higher and deeper possible), thereby speed in Einstein's special relativity was an important topic. One person of the experience, and the walking distance had limited in one's lifetime without technology. (Limitation of life-environment, but today it is almost unlimited.)

In the 21st century, the subject is transportation (in the virtual space, such as data as the quantity of) in the environment(s). (Almost unlimited notions by data)

So, our notion of time and time perception would be changing, but how they would be changing at the individual level and/or the common level?  That is a question.

Joseph Nechvatal talked about "freedom", which was his relationship with the art in himself in the interview by Deutschlandfunk Kultur in 2021. Thereby, what I thought on freedom, that is about the liberation from "image" in capitalism, which is the same as the liberation of historical slavery. 

-> I don't know what is good or bad. In Japan, prostitution is illegal. Even in this case, it is always the "female" who is punished.

I have doubts about the hetero masculine dominant society. And it is certain that the social disparity that still exists is that the eastern and western socio-economic systems are based on the tradition of modernist transitional masculinism and powerism, in particular, in the EU, we can see them.

Gaps in feminism between traditional feminism and modern feminism

-> Epigenetics in language and memory

If the memory of a gene is generated in the environment, and the inheritance of a gene does not consist of between homo chromosomes only, then the memory of a masculine gene and the memory of a feminine gene are potentially within oneself and will exist in the own self. That is the gaps between oneself, society (social environment) and nature (natural environment) in the natural sense.