I watched “Itaewon Class” during the self-restraint request. I am not sure if I would watch it again 10 years later, but the main character, Park Sar-ro-yi, intrigued me a lot. It was his word about “freedom” that touched my heart:“what I want is freedom. I want my words and actions to have power so no one can mess with me and my people .I don’t want to be swayed by anyone or any injustice. I want to live a life where I make my own decisions and I don’t have to pay for my principles”.


植田工 Takumi Ueda

1978年東京都生まれ。東京芸術大学卒業。(株)オリエンタルランドを退職後、科学者・茂木健 一郎氏に師事しアーティストとしての活動を始める。2017 年、独立。2018年、池上高志+植田工「マ リア、人工生命、膜、魚」を青森トリエンナーレ、日本科学未来館に出展。

Born in 1978 in Tokyo. Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts. After retiring from Oriental Land Co., Ltd., he studied under the scientist Kenichiro Mogi and began working as an artist. Become a freelance in 2017. In 2018,Takashi Ikegami and Takumi Ueda’s collaboration art work “Maria, Artificial life, Membrane, Fish” was exhibited at Aomori Triennale and National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation a.k.a. Miraikan