The work I make consists primarily of machines and video, and deals with disparities in the relationship between ends and means.
This relationship is extremely direct and simple, but it can inadvertently be destroyed due to an accident or misunderstanding. I make my work in order to discover, represent, and convey the truth contained in these things to other people.
In addition, I believe that a sense of the "other" is essential in incorporating accidents and misunderstandings in a work. The "other" is something that lies outside of your own consciousness; i.e., something that cannot be controlled. In many of my works, the "other" is a machine or an event that is caused by a machine. These things easily transcend my original intentions and sometimes create problems, but making art is a means of engaging in a dialogue with this world that seems beyond my control.
Tsuyoshi Anzai is a Kinetic art and video artist in Japan. He holds a bachelor of music and a master of film and new media from Tokyo National University of the Arts. He has recently had participated in some artist-in-residences, Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Kawasaki City Museum and the National Art Studio, Korea.
Through his works, he investigates phenomena caused by the disconnection between purpose and means. He focuses that this relation is thought as simple and clear, but sometimes a factor make it complicated. To express this in his work, he makes machines that simply composed of everyday things and motors. Although these machines have simple mechanism, but they do complex movement.
One of his current interests is about explication. How people use items when items are robbed its context of our daily life? His approaches are making film about life after the world with daily items, holding workshops to make and explain machines.