Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art
KANNO So + yang02
Began collaborating in 2011
Yang02 produces art based around digital media and inspired by graffiti, street art and other modes of expression in public spaces. Employing devices and software and presenting works in an unconstrained, freeform manner, he casts doubt on entrenched conceptions and questions existing value systems. Kanno So also works with technology, exploring phenomena unique to the field such as signal vs. noise, errors and glitches. In 2011 they won the New Face Award at the 15th Japan Media Art Festival for Senseless Drawing Bot, a drawing machine that creates abstract lines with spray utilizing the movement of a double pendulum. Kanno and yang02 have since exhibited drawing machines at SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul 2012, the Sapporo International Art Festival 2014 and elsewhere.