In this installation, Keiichi Matsuda investigates the possible futures of urban life where the distinction between the virtual and the physical worlds is increasingly blurred. Perceived perhaps as either utopic or dystopic— depending on our relationship with technology—his first two short films, Domestic Robocop and Augmented City 3D, explore an ambitious vision of our future.
Matsuda views us all as already technologically enhanced beings.
We invent and adopt technologies to extend the scope of our actions and our influence and thus become more adept than ever before at exploring new territories and new perspectives in our urban settings.
Keichi Matsuda is a Japanese designer and film-maker. Graduating in architecture, he switched over to video as his preferred medium to deconstruct and represent space.
His research investigates the spatial/social implications of new technology in the city.
“We can define the city through our technological applications: any waiting room, park, coffee shop or train carriage can become its office, cinema, concert hall or game centre.
Its offices are located in its dwellings, in pubs, bars, parks, and likewise its traditional workplaces are now also used for communicating with friends, watching videos, and reading blogs.”