Project

Teshima 8 Million Lab

Groups

Teshima 8 Million Lab is the first Shinto shrine worshipping a genetically engineered life—a silkworm created in Sputniko!'s new work Red Silk of Fate—Tamaki's Crush. In the Shinto religion, "Yaoyorozu" (which literally means "8 Million") is a word used to describe the myriad of gods believed to reside in almost anything, such as the wind, the ocean, trees, and animals. Conceived by artist Sputniko!, Teshima 8 Million Lab sets out to create new members of Yaoyorozu, forming a mythology from emerging science and art. Far from the big city and located on a site blessed with an abundance of nature, the facility invites the exploration of alternative perspectives on our future of nature and beliefs, as science continues to move forward.

Teshima 8 Million Lab is the first Shinto shrine worshipping a genetically engineered life—a silkworm created in Sputniko!'s new work Red Silk of Fate—Tamaki's Crush. In the Shinto religion, "Yaoyorozu" (which literally means "8 Million") is a word used to describe the myriad of gods believed to reside in almost anything, such as the wind, the ocean, trees, and animals. Conceived by artist Sputniko!, Teshima 8 Million Lab sets out to create new members of Yaoyorozu, forming a mythology from emerging science and art. Far from the big city and located on a site blessed with an abundance of nature, the facility invites the exploration of alternative perspectives on our future of nature and beliefs, as science continues to move forward.