L.E.V. 2012

Laboratorio de Electrónica Visual


Paralell activities


Ryoichi Kurokawa: rheo: 5 horizons

[Activity produced by LABoral in collaboration with Ciudad de la Cultura]

This world-renowned Japanese artist’s impressive audiovisual compositions bring visual and sonic material together using a completely revolutionary perspective.

His language, a new international benchmark in the world of digital art, field recordings and computer-generated structures coexist in harmony, and open the gateway to an imaginary world where complexity and simplicity alternate and combine in a strange symbiosis.

rheo: 5 horizons is audiovisual installation which is composed of 5 flat-panel-displays and 5 multi-channel speakers.

Each vertically long imagery pairs with each mono channel sound, and each video is synchronized to each audio.

They are juxtaposed in line like 5-member ensemble and they behave as 5 independent audiovisual apparatuses.

By synthesized with the move of image, the spatial cognition of the sound can be enhanced.

That is, a behavior of imagery indicates the sound source position, sonic direction and drive. It provides the space to rediscover the sonic movement, position, and the relation between ego and sound.

These resonances have an impact on sensory perception and it is developing a similar synesthetic experience.

The sounds is added a width and a depth via an integration of auditory and visual sense and it builds spatial audiovisual construction which gives a renewed recognition of space.

This audiovisual installation is part of the international group exhibition Visualizing Sound.

Ryoichi Kurokawa (Osaka, 1978)

rheo: 5 horizons, 2010

Format: Installation / pentaptych 5 sound channels

Duration: 00:08:00 (loop)

Concept, direction, composition, programming: Ryoichi Kurokawa

Production: Cimatics

Coproduction: Maison des Arts de Créteil, Le Manège

Support: shot w/ Canon 7D

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