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A Talk in the Park with Yuki Kishino

Thursday 22, February 2024

17:30 - 18:30

on the island, Ko Kluay Mai in Lumphini Park

Please use the map location link provided below to find the exact location.

https://maps.app.goo.gl/AvAhBqB1MJKv7edi9

(The closest access point is from Silom MRT, exit 1 near the King Rama VI monument.)

You are cordially invited to join "A Talk in the Park," a special public event in conjunction with Yuki Kishino's exhibition 'Second Wind.' Yuki will offer a more comprehensive introduction to his solo exhibition and will explore the significance and application of AI in today's art scene, as well as delve into deeper interpretations of machine’s vision. The talk will be casual, and should we all enjoy our time together in the park.

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Second Wind
Yuki Kishino
18 February - 12 April, 2024

Opening reception:
Sunday 18 February, 2024
17:00 - 21:00

In 2007 I severely dislocated my shoulder, and in 2017 I ruptured my achilles tendon. Both injuries happened while engaging in sports that I had done for years. I spent decades building up my fitness, technique, and knowledge. Now, suddenly, these things that defined me as a person were no longer possible, and I was faced with protracted rehab, chronic pain, and the ever-present possibility of re-injury. My shoulder will never be the same—I feel it ache now while typing—but through careful and progressive overloading with weights I have regained a lot of strength. As for my achilles, there is a weakness in that leg that leads to an imbalance. But the pleasure I feel from running has helped me soften the asymmetry. Gaining the confidence to trust my body and move freely revealed possibilities that I thought were foreclosed. I have the generosity of friends to thank for that.

                 Training is a framework of repetition. The same small gestures made over and over again through time produce an accumulation of knowledge. This accrual allows us to extend ourselves in space, broach new possibilities, and explore the affordances of the world. As noted by Gilles Châtelet in To Live and Think Like Pigs, “...only patience-work entails an unprecedented amplification of freedom…” At times these processes result in strange aberrations, gradual decay, or sudden catastrophic failure, such as an injury. But conversely they are the foundation of recovery, and a path to new discovery. Learning by repeating also extends backwards in time via language, music, material culture, genetics etc. Our selves today are vessels of past voices, songs, assemblages, and evolutions. Our actions contain ancient genealogies. In this regard, training connects us to the ancestral, intermingling us with otherness.

_An excerpt from the Second Wind exhibition text written by Scott Rogers 

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