Yousuke Fuyama is an artist based in Tokyo, Japan. He is a laptop punk who explores multidimensional space and holds an M.M.S (Master of Media Science). His work explores the potential of audiovisual art as made possible by the interconversion of data across various interfaces and programs. He currently works as a researcher/technician at the Japan Aerospace eXploration Agency (JAXA).

In the course of his career as an artist, he has consistently performed at several important events such as The Sonar Sound Tokyo (Japan), EMAF – RedBull Music Academy (Japan), SONICACTS (Netherlands), Seoul International Computer Music Festival (South Korea), Kill The Silence Festival (Hong Kong), WeSA-Media Art Festival (South-Korea), FÏME Festival (Mexico), Setouchi Triennale (Japan), and many more. In 2022, we met him via the internet, and he was also involved in the “Simulasi,” a project developed by, and his work can still be seen today.

On Extended Asia, 2022 – Vol. 3: Discovery, Yousuke Fuyama created an A/V work with the title: “you only LIVE once?

Several recordings of different audiovisual live performances are machine-recognized by object detection using deep learning, and the results of it are overlapped on the screen in real-time. Performers’ intentions are disrupted by a computer program, leading to indeterminate outputs. Moreover, it will be sorted out and connected by the machine’s intuitive perception. The discrepancies caused by the interaction of human behavior and data behavior create a different space-time at that moment continuously. The “world” that humans and machines perceive that we think it’s the whole of the universe may be just a tiny part of the multi-verse. The space-time that may exist but was not observed may be “discovered” here.


Image by Yousuke Fuyama

This work is part of “Islandwide Coverage,” a multi-site, multi-author project by AWKNDAFFR is an artistic operation situated at the intersection of art, theory, and praxis by Wayne Lim and Soh Kay Min.

Part of “Natasha,” Singapore Biennale [SB2022]—across a network of sites, including the Singapore Art Museum [SAM] at Tanjong Pagar Distripark. It will take place from 16 October 2022 to 19 March 2023.