Events / art

Tomo Kihara + Playfool "Deviation Game ver 1.0"

Mar 4 - Mar 21

Exploring the Mutual Evolution of AI and Humans through Games: Exhibition and Workshop

The Art Incubation Program is one of CCBT’s core programs, enabling five artist fellows to use CCBT as a studio for creating new works and projects.

CCBT will exhibit one of the results of the program, Deviation Game ver. 1.0, by Tomo Kihara + Playfool, from the inaugural lineup of CCBT artist fellows. An opening talk and workshop about the intersection of art and technology will also take place.

Now that AI can effortlessly imitate us, how will we deviate?

The rapid advancement in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), has resulted in AI being able to imitate many of the intellectual tasks that were once exclusive to humans, such as generating images and writing. This development has sparked a great deal of excitement but also considerable concern among artists who fear that their jobs may become obsolete.

However, just as the rise of the first photographic machine in the early 19th century freed painters from realism and paved the way for the Impressionist movement represented by Monet and Van Gogh, history has shown us that whenever a new technology emerges that can replace human acts of expression, people have found ways to deviate and create unique forms of expression that cannot be replicated by that technology. This pattern of imitation and deviation has been a driving force in the evolution of both technology and expression.

Building on the Imitation Game (1950) by Alan Turing, often considered as the father of modern computer science, we propose a new type of game, titled the Deviation Game. Through this project, our aim is to utilise AI not to imitate past expressions, but to identify what has already been expressed, allowing one to deviate from it.

Opening Hours

13:00 - 19:00

Closed on Mondays

Admission Fee



Civic Creative Base Tokyo [CCBT] Studio A


Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture