Artist Statement →
“The usual nexus” is set in an experimental laboratory situation in a not too far away future. It conjures up a scenario where human beings serve their own creation – Artificial Intelligence (AI). Humans’ aim to overcome their deficiencies, such as imprecision, fallibility and time-inefficiency, has resulted in the replacement of human labour by blue-and-white collar machines. “The usual nexus” questions the roles and the feeling of human beings within a machine-like or machine-running system created by themselves, the very definition of work and work ethic, of having or losing control, of being disconnected or connected – hence the name “nexus”. "The usual nexus" has been performed 9 times in Japan in 2018. For the online exhibition, we reckon the short version of the documentation would be more suitable, but the full version is always at our disposal.