Artist

SECOND PLANET

SECOND PLANET

OYASUMI - Good Night

INTRODUCTION

OYASUMI - Good Night

SECOND PLANET is an artist unit founded by Hisao SOTODA and Keiichi MIYAGAWA in 1994 and based in Kitakyushu, Japan. Here, they present OYASUMI - Good Night, a work that reconstructs the last scenes broadcasted each day from stations around the world. Each image portrays the diversity of the people and culture in each country at a moment when the state of their society appears in vivid color. Certain cultures cannot simply be excluded because they are different. Instead, we must all embrace one another and live in harmony together in an effort to achieve the SDGs. SECOND PLANET is now an integral part of the Kyushu art scene, where they continue to play an important role.

PROFILE

SECOND PLANET is an artist collective formed in 1994 by Hisao SOTODA and Keiichi MIYAGAWA, both of whom reside in the city of Kitakyushu. Since its formation, SECOND PLANET has collaborated with many people across a variety of fields, using video, photography, sound, interviews, text, the Internet, and painting to create installations, video works, online projects, and more. Their major works include collaborations with fortune-tellers and psychic mediums in An Interview with Andy Warhol (in collaboration with Takuji KOGO) and THE FUTURE FOR ART MUSEUM / FORTUNETELLERS PROJECT (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Hiroshima MOCA / in collaboration with Jesper ALVAER, Philip HORST, Future Prospect, Tetsu TAKAGI, Mizuki ENDO, and others) as well as online project A Place Without a Catastrophe (GALLERY SOAP, 2018 / in collaboration with Fumiwo IWAMOTO). SECOND PLANET has also organized numerous art projects and exhibitions in Japan and abroad, including the planning and management of GALLERY SOAP (1997–), the Parasite Project (1996), HOTEL ASIA PROJECT (2011–2021 / co-curated with Gen SASAKI, Chinese curator NiKun, and more), and the Kitakyushu Biennale (2007–2015 / in collaboration with Takuji KOGO, Yoshitaka MORI, and Yoshihide OTOMO).