Kenji Yanobe «Atom Boy Returns to Save the World» 2001.

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Yanobe, born in 1965 in Osaka, Japan, grew up heavily influenced by television characters such as Tetsuwan Atom a.k.a. Astro Boy, Godzilla and Ultraman. The artist's work tackles issues of destruction and survival in a darkly humorous way. He designs sci-fi inspired atom suits, futuristic coin-operated vehicles, and other apparati for navigating a disintegrating future. Yanobe incorporates Geiger counters for measuring radiation and cosmic rays into his fantastic inventions, reminding us of the threatening world we inhabit. ~ Barbican Art Center London 2001.

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Kenji Yanobe designs sci-fi inspired atom suits, futuristic coin-operated vehicles, and other apparati for navigating a disintegrating future. Yanobe incorporates Geiger counters for measuring radiation and cosmic rays into his fantastic inventions, reminding us of the threatening world we inhabit.

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source: bwf.org