Digitalization and Digital humanity in artistic formalism, Erika Matsunami:
I explored B.O.D.Y. (2010) between 2000–2010 before starting academic discourse on digital humanities.
This installation is the conclusion of my exploration 10 years long. (...)
My question at that time was, how can technology shape and formalise a person's history and life as well as personality?
One is DNA, as a blueprint of a person. It is eternity and our life, that will be protected in the environment, but how it will be protected?
It gives us a new consideration of identity. If it works in a positive way, which does not belong in capitalism. It will maybe lose racism, sexism as well as gender difference and their conflict in society. In the economic system, it should be transcendency. If it won't transcendency and anarchy, then it will maybe start the dictatorship again, such as in the modern imperialism era.
Perhaps, in the 22nd century, 100 years from now, our thoughts about something will be completely different.
In 2022, after B.O.D.Y., my recent artistic research and project Stillleben/Still life address biology and ecology (life science) towards posthumanism from the critical aspect, it started artistic research and project a.o.i. - lasting memories in Winter 2021. (in other words, not digital humanities, but rather life science should be advanced more than digital humanities, that is my way of artistic research.)
(In 2022, I started to work on B.O.D.Y. for the catalogue.)