Ambiguous Lucy

  • Artist Name

    Nao Usami

  • Media

    Video Game

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This is a world where humans, animals, plants, and machines melt and fuse into one another in a complementary manner.

Lucy had a reason for choosing the flesh that she has.

She wanted to be a lump of flesh that won’t be categorized by factors such as sex and race.

She shed her skin and began walking in search of a new body.

※Lucy…the name given to a 3.18 million-year-old fossil skeleton believed to be of an early female

Australopithecus. Voice: Manae Shimizu, Nao Usami
BGM: Chiho Oka


Nao Usami

Born in Tokyo in 1994,  Nao Usami currently lives and works in Tokyo. She graduated with an MFA from Tokyo University of the Arts, and later received her MA in Graduate School of Film and New Media in 2020. In her works, she often seeks to break free from all types of social categorization, such as gender, race, and class. And to do so, she pursues to create a positive parallel world through games that expand alternative possibilities. In recent years, she has been using 3DCG technology to present physical characteristics as something changeable. By augmenting the human body or making it fuse with non-human objects, she explores how we can isolate ourselves from existing values and defy physical limits to choose our own bodies.