ST Luk on Arakawa & Madeline Gins (New York & Tokyo)

Children Who Won’t Die

Screening & Talk

Synopsis: ST Luk presents a film centering on the vivid colors, undulating floor, irregular lines, and spherical rooms of the Reversible Destiny Lofts designed by Arakawa (Japanese-American) and Madeline Gins (American) in Mitaka, Japan. The film revolves the philosophy of the artist/scientist/revolutionary couple who believed that one’s destiny could be reversed away from death through transformative housing. Directed by Nobu Yamaoka and scored by composer Keiichiro Shibuya, Children Who Won’t Die proudly sings a celebration of life, highlighting the possibilities of a world no one could ever have imagined before.

ST Luk’s FIELD MEETING participation is supported by the Reversible Destiny Foundation (New York).


ST Luk is the Project Manager at Reversible Destiny— a foundation founded in 2010 to further advance the legacy of the couple Shusaku Arakawa and Madeline Gins in arts, architecture, and writing. Their renowned seminal work was presented at the exhibition Arakawa/Gins: Reversible Destiny at the Guggenheim Museum in New York in 1997. With a background in architecture, ST Luk worked closely with Madeline Gins to realize the couple’s last built project during their lifetime entitled Biotopological Scale-Juggling Escalator shown in New York in 2013.