Tokyo: An Interview with Yoko Takatani of Dumb Type
By Pamela Wong
Founded in 1984, Japanese collective Dumb Type is known for their decentralized structure and pioneering multimedia works in the 1990s, which responded to the urgencies of the time and touched on the core of human experience in a digital age. The group gradually paused their activity in the 2000s as each member developed their own career, until they collectively returned with their new performance 2020 (2020), which premiered at ROHM Theatre Kyoto. After representing Japan at the 59th Venice Biennale, Dumb Type will restage their installation for the pavilion at Tokyo’s Artizon Museum in February 2023.