2016–19

Masahide Matsuda’s activity philosophy “The World is You”, a lecture performance series by anonymous performers or audiences on the theme of “Anonism”, has been held since 2016 at City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), Volksbühne (Berlin, Germany), Presented at OÖ Kulturquartier (Linz, Austria), Kunstuniversität (Linz, Austria) and Studio Hrdinů (Prague, Czech Republic).

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2014–15

Under the Sea (2014), 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo

Prior to Johannes Gutenberg’s invention of typography technology, “Genius” was anonymized in Genius (Latin for “personified spirit”). After that, the dwelling of talent in an individual came to be called “Genius”, and the individual whose real name was the author of the work was evaluated. “Genius”, which has been held for about half a year since 2014, is an attempt to return it to anonymous Genius again. Based on an anonymous online community, the 400 members will shift from participants to organizers, from passive to active, from selfishness to altruism, and from attachment to liberation through rallies and street guerrilla performances. Eventually, the one person who initially managed the community disappeared and became a myriad of anonymous groups.

Location: Twitter, Facebook group, and the street
Date: Sep. 2014 — Mar. 2015

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