oscillating continuum is an audiovisual haiku, an object creating an sonic architectural object. At first, it appears stunningly minimal, but close up there’s a terrific sense of detail to the glitching soundscapes and accompanying digital waveform visualization. Intricate particles swirl and then suddenly blink into explosions, to be replaced by sharp lines and gentle hums.
The piece then takes on a sense of resonating stillness, electrified equilibrium.
Details on this Japanese artist:
2 square displays | 2ch sound
Duration: 08’00” Loop
Ryoichi Kurokawa also has some exquisite live AV performances, tightly synchronizing visuals and sound into synesthetic wholes – crackling good, and crackling, stuff, full of violent bursts of sound and rhythm amidst a balanced overall world.
I love that the same aesthetic that works in a sculptural installation translates to live performance. There are a handful of artists who can do that – interestingly, many of them working in a similar milieu – but truly a handful, and it’s something that would be nice to see grow.
2ch projections | 2.1ch sound
Duration: 30’00” – 45’00”
Ryoichi Kurokawa is an Japanese artist. His works take on multiple forms such as concert piece, screening works, recordings and installation. These works are shown at international festivals and museums including Tate Modern[UK], Venice Biennale[IT], ARS Electronica[AT], Transmediale[DE], Mutek[CA] and Sonar[ES].