Director Gonil's exhibition will be held at Daikanyama Tsutaya Bookstore!

A Gonil exhibition will be held at Daikanyama Tsutaya Bookstore from May 22nd ( Monday ) to June 3rd ( Saturday ) ! On Wednesday , May 24th , there will also be a GEONIL TALK EVENT to commemorate the exhibition. Tickets for TALK EVENT will be accepted from noon today, Friday the 12th , so please check the details below.

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*This exhibition is a collaboration between the art group "Hyperfiction" and the artist "Gonil."
*"Hyperfiction" is the name of the art group of which Gonil is the representative.

<Gonil comment>

As the coronavirus pandemic gradually subsides and we are returning to our normal daily lives, I felt that the time had come for me as an artist to say something out loud. I decided to hold this exhibition because I wanted to express my feelings through art that I learned during my childhood and abroad.

The main character of this exhibition is the well-known Captain Hook.

As the name suggests, Captain Hook's hand is a hook. The hand expresses cruelty and unconsciousness, and at the same time it signifies uncertainty.

The act of drawing a picture involves manual errors and distortions, but in this process, humans have the experience of drawing, and in the process, they are faced with latent memories and create imaginative results. Sometimes.

What I thought was most important while working on hyperfiction were the misunderstandings and distortions that occur during the process of conversation and drawing, and although they are connected to the unconscious, they are very difficult to handle. It made sense that the problem of being difficult to handle was connected to Hook's hand-painting, and I naturally began to think of Captain Hook.

Captain Hook's hand is a symbol of the act of "drawing" that we concentrate on, and at the same time, it can also represent the missing parts in the results that we check after training or using AI .

This exhibition expresses modernity and diversity as seen through hyperfiction.


Machine learning in AI refers to inputting data, using it to assign weights to an algorithm, and repeating those corrections to improve the results. AI uses data to learn, recognize patterns in the data, and use that to make predictions about new data.

The artist's process of painting involves a kind of dialogue while observing the changes on the canvas, and during this process, he uses unpredictable data such as "weather," "texture of paint," "memory," and "unconsciousness." If we assume that AI machine learning and humans drawing pictures have many things in common in the process, we assume that AI machine learning and human drawing have a lot in common in the process.

``Hyperfiction'' means that if people like us, who have strong egos and have led unique lives, created ``proper'' works of art, wouldn't they be truly interesting? This is a group that started out of curiosity.

Gonil and Hyperfiction made various attempts to bring out each other's potential within the limited time available.

the result,

A. The act of the artist having a conversation with the canvas
B. Acts where users utilize AI such as ChatGPT
C. The act of drawing out the unconscious and creativity through a close dialogue between me and hyperfiction.

Putting the above three actions on the same line, I started thinking about `` What kind of dialogue can we have through the work of Gonil now in 2023 ? ''

Fictions is a story about the process by which AI learns.

Using analog methods as much as possible, we collected data on the artists' unconscious, memories, and preferences, and tried to embody each artist's unique and personal experiences with our own hands.

Artists express memories in their heads through pictures, and in the process of translating their thoughts into actions, they have new experiences , but most of these experiences are not directly related to the object they were originally trying to express, or are Most of the time, when viewed from a third-person perspective, it is interpreted in a different way.

We approached the artist's other memories and unconscious mind, which are connected to new interpretations created by experience , and repeated the process of creating images again.

As a result, the theme of the work naturally changed as the work progressed, and although it was not a direct record of my own experiences, I was able to visualize the story that naturally runs through my life.


" Fictions " is an analog simulation of the learning process of AI . Hyperfiction plans to hold exhibitions on an ongoing basis, starting with an exhibition at Daikanyama Tsutaya Bookstore.

  • Exhibition introduction page

  • Daikanyama Tsutaya Bookstore

・Location: 17-5 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0033

・Period: May 22 , 2023 ( Monday ) - June 3 , 2023 ( Saturday ) 9:00 - 22:00
*The event date and time are subject to change or cancellation in accordance with Daikanyama Tsutaya Bookstore regulations.


Only ticket purchasers will be admitted on the day of the event.

[Date and time]

Wednesday , May 24 , 2023
Evening session available from 17:00 - 18:00 / 16:30 Evening session available from 19:00 - 20:00 / 18:30

[About purchasing admission tickets]

From 12:00 on Friday, May 12, 2023, you will be able to apply from the URL below .

Offline tickets are 6,600 yen ( tax included ) and online tickets are 2,200 yen ( tax included ) .

*Those who purchase offline tickets will receive special exhibition items at the venue.
* 50 offline tickets are available for each show, and the offer will end as soon as they run out.
*You can visit the exhibition and POP UP STORE while Daikanyama Tsutaya Bookstore is open and enjoy shopping without a ticket.

*If a complaint is received by the police or the venue, the talk event may be canceled. Please note.
*Please note that photography is prohibited, and if the rules are not followed, the talk event may be terminated.