The time has come to shift to social groups of suitable sizes, and for regions to assert their independence.

Today, it has become increasingly difficult for us to control the infrastructure of energy, economic activity, and wealth distribution mechanisms within our own hands. In order to emerge from this quagmire, human beings need to shift our focus toward social groups of more suitable sizes. The time has come for local regions to stand on their own, not as branches on a central trunk but as many trees in a forest. In Yokohama Triennale 2017, this issue is explored through the images of islands and constellations. I eagerly look forward to seeing what new worlds unfold from this narrative.

WASHIDA Kiyokazu