With the launch of The Saddest Thing Is That I Have Had to Use Words: A Madeline Gins Reader, we wanted to take the opportunity to share with everyone more of Madeline's poetry and other writings. For Distraction Series 4, we wanted to highlight Madeline Gins's Segue Series reading at Double Happiness, NYC, that took place roughly 19 years ago on May 19, 2001.
For the third iteration of our Distraction Series, we are pleased to share a full-length recording of the world premiere performance of Neon Dance's Puzzle Creature, which took place at Kamigo Clove Theatre during the Echigo-Tsumari Triennale, Niigata Prefecture, Japan, on September 15th, 2018. This immersive, multi-disciplinary dance work was inspired by the architecture and philosophy of Arakawa and Madeline Gins.
In this second installment of our Distraction Series, we are sharing Nobu Yamaoka’s documentary film, WE (2011), featuring Madeline Gins. This film follows Madeline from her studio at 124 West Houston Street to the Bioscleave House in East Hampton, NY, offering another opportunity to spend time with Arakawa+Gins’s reversible destiny architecture.
In these uncertain times, strength and solace can be found in belonging to a community and we wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for being a part of ours. We are all discovering new ways to access and explore art and its potential. As our contribution, the Reversible Destiny Foundation along with ARAKAWA+GINS Tokyo office is pleased to introduce our Distraction Series, a biweekly newsletter with links to a variety of A+G projects.
The Reversible Destiny Foundation is excited to announce the publication of The Saddest Thing Is That I Have Had to Use Words: A Madeline Gins Reader, edited by Lucy Ives and published by Siglio Press. The book officially launches on April 21st, 2020.
Reversible Destiny Foundation is pleased to announce the new publication Arakawa and Madeline Gins in the 22nd Century: The Body and the Experience in the Reversible Destiny Mode
This book explores the philosophy of Arakawa and Madeline Gins who set out to fight the human destiny of mortality. Ten years after the death of Arakawa (1936–2010) and six years after the death of Madeline Gins (1941–2014), this significant collection of texts rediscovers Arakawa and Gins’s thought, which still continues to inspire and thereby remains in progress.
The New York Times' T Magazine has published a new article about the work and life of Arakawa and Madeline Gins.
"Could Architecture Help You Live Forever?
For a pair of avant-garde artists, eternal life wasn’t just a dream — it was a possibility. As long, that is, as you were committed to an uncomfortable existence."
–T Magazine, August 20, 2019
The Niigata City Art Museum, Niigata, Japan presents an exhibition featuring several artworks by Arakawa and Madeline Gins, including a large-scale model of The Process in Question/Bridge of Reversible Destiny.
On view from April 13 – July 15, 2019
The exhibition will travel through four public museums in Japan from February 2019 until March 2020.
Reversible Destiny Foundation is pleased to announce that the International edition of the Documentary Films Childen Who Won't Die and We, directed by Nobu Yamaoka, is now available for purchase online.
Reversible Destiny Foundation is pleased to present Shusaku Arakawa: Trans Japan, Cis Japan - an article by Dr. Shin-Ichi Fukuoka about the works of Arakawa and Gins. Originally published in Japanese in WINGSPAN February 2016 issue, pp. 80-6. Translated and republished here with permission from the author and ANA WINGSPAN - the monthly in-flight magazine from All Nippon Airways.