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アートワークは快晴で新緑の森を見上げながら、宇宙開発のロケットが排出するガスによる、地球温暖化への懸念を表現した曲を歌います。中央に英語で歌詞が表記される画面に、5か国語の字幕が付いています。アーティストの小島健治は、これまでエコロジーをテーマに多くの作品を制作してきました。しかし、近年の気候変動の緊急性を考えると、これまでの作品の控えめな主張では鑑賞者に伝わりにくいと感じています。彼は主張が伝わりにくい視覚表現だけでなく、直接的なメッセージを加える必要があると感じていました。このビデオはポピュラー音楽の歌詞で、メッセージを表現しています。英語がネイティブではない小島が童謡のような詩を作ることができたのは、近年の文章作成AIの急速な発展のおかげです。さらにいくつかの曲を作曲AIが演奏し、彼は音楽とボーカルを分離しそれらをアレンジして曲にしました。
ロケット打ち上げが排出する温室効果ガスは、気候変動に大きな影響を与えます。これは大量の二酸化炭素だけでなく、オゾン層を破壊する一酸化炭素や窒素酸化物、そして水生生物や生態系に有毒な燃料が海洋に放出されることによるものです。いつか人類が他の惑星に移住できるかもしれないと考える人たちもいますが、ごく近い将来気候変動によって引き起こされる災害のため、私たちにはその時間はありません。人類は宇宙開発の頭脳と資金を、地球上の気候変動と戦うために活用すべきです。
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            The last part of the video goes into chaos. The artist Kenji Kojima believes that the world around him is full of chaotic information. The sensory organs construct the world by extracting only certain components from the chaos, such as visual and auditory information, like a filter. So we construct our world with the "key" of the sensory organs as if we were deciphering a code.

The world constructed as daily life:
            The artwork of a song expressing concern about global warming caused by space rocket exhaust while looking up at the forest on a sunny day with subtitles in 5 languages. Artist Kojima has created many works with ecology as a theme. However, with the urgency of climate change in recent years, he felt that the modest claims of previous artworks were lacking in a way that was difficult to communicate to viewers. He felt it was necessary to add a direct message, not just a visual and audio art spectacle. This video is an addition to the message of the lyrics in popular music. Kojima, who is not a native English speaker, was able to create a poem that resembles a nursery rhyme thanks to the rapid development of LLM AI in recent years. Several songs were composed and performed by Music AI, and he separated the music and vocals and rearranged them into the song.
            Greenhouse gases emitted by space vehicles have a significant impact on climate change. This is not only due to the large amounts of carbon dioxide, but also the carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides which deplete the ozone layer, and the fuel released into the ocean, which is toxic to aquatic life and ecosystems. Some people think that there may be plans for humans to migrate to other planets someday, but we do not have time for that because of the disasters caused by climate change. We should use the brainpower and money from space exploration to fight climate change on Earth.
            This video is available for free. One of the greatest features of digital art is that real art can be infinitely copied. Furthermore, digital art does not form the layers of the Anthropocene. Digital art destroys the material possessions of greedy usurers, reinvents the abnormal monetary commodification of art, and restores its connection to the individual viewer.


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Kenji Kojima is a digital artist. Since the early 1990s, he has been experimenting with the relationships between perception and cognition, technology, music, and visual art. He was born in Japan and moved to New York in 1980. He spent his first 10 years in New York City painting with egg tempera. The personal computer improved rapidly in the 1980s. He felt more comfortable with computer art than painting. He converted his artwork to digital in the early 1990s. He developed the computer software for his artwork. But there was a big problem, the software soon did not work on the operating system. He converted his artwork to video while it was working. His ecology-based software and video art were exhibited in New York and at media art festivals around the world. After Covid-19, he could not go out to make a video. In 2021 he started a new series called "The Musical Interpretation of Paintings". At the end of 2023, he returned to his art theme of ecology. LiveCode programmer. Kenji Kojima Resume



Digital Art Exhibitions:
the USA: 2024, All Street, New York / 2023, 2020 Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles, USA. / 2023 THE ELASTIC MIND, BROWARD College, Weston, Florida. / 2023 SOJOURNER, New York, NY. / 2022 Asian American International Film Festival, New York, NY. / 2012, 2016 Light Year, Brooklyn, New York. / 2021 UNCG International Sustainability Shorts Film Competition, UNC Greensboro, NC, USA. / 2019 The Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery, New jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ. / 2019, 2016, 2015 Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, New York, NY. / 2018 The Exchange, Bloomsburg, PA. 2018 WhiteBox, New York, NY. / 2015 ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community. / 2014 MediaNoche, New York, NY. / 2008 AC Institute, New York, NY.
Europe: 2024, Open Media Art, Košice, Slovakia / 2024, 2023, 2022, 2020, 2019 Ie Rencontres Internationales Traverse, Toulouse, France. / 2021 FEX comtemporary media art, Cologne, Germany. / 2020 Institut für Alles Mögliche, Stützpunkt Teufelsberg, Belrin, Germany. / 2019 The festival BINNAR, Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal. / 2019 MADATAC X New Media Arts Festival, Madrid, Spain. / 2018 Athens Digital Arts Festival, Athen, Greece. / 2018 Mitte Media Festival, Berlin, Germany. / 2017 Simultan Festival, Timisoara, Romania. / 2016 Simultan Festival, Timisoara, Romania. / 2016 Brave New World Beyond the Wall, Berlin, Germany. / 2015, 2013 ESPACIO ENTER, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. / 2014 BRAVE NEW WORLD, Berlin, Germany. / 2011 Jyväskylä Art Museum, Jyväskylä, Finland. / 2010 PROCESS Festival, Berlin, Germany. / 2009 RE-NEW Digital Art Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark. / 2002 Free Manifest, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Brazil: 2023, 2022, 2020, 2016, 2012, 2011, 2010 FILE (Electronic Language International Festival) São Paulo, Brazil. / 2012 FILE RIO, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. / 2010 FAD (Festival de Arte Digital), Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
the Middle East: 2020, 2012 Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, Turkey. / 2020, 2019 Paadmaan Video Event, Isfahan, Iran.
Asia: 2021 Thailand New Music and Arts Symposium, Bangkok, Thailand. / 2020 the 150th Anniversary Gandhi Event, Kolkata, India. / 2019 Capital Normal University College of Cape Cod, Beijing, China & China University of Mining and Technology Yinchuan College, Yinchuan, China. / 2018 Gunung Sunda Festival, Sukabumi, West Java, Indonesia. / 2016 CeC 2016, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya, India. / 2010 Contemporary International New Media Art Invitational, Wuhan University of Technology, China.

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Other Ecological Projects by Kenji Kojima


Bee Dances / Buzzin' Bees
Climate Messages from Rap, Aria and Reggae




"420 Bee Photos Slideshow" 2011 -
Participation in the "Anthropocene Project" in The New Museum of Networked Art.



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