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STILLNESS

THE ARTWORK  

 

Themed around the concept of Zen, the piece reveals glimpses of Zen world by minimal ”particle” landscape constructed from highly precise 3D scanned data and soundscape reconstructed from recorded sounds of inside and outside the Zen temple, which was achieved through in association with Vice Abbot Toryo Ito of Ryosokuin Zen Temple of Kyoto.

 

Visual Design

The three-dimensional landscape of Ryosokuin created with the photogrammetry technology is composed of the most minimalistic elements of “dots” only. Point Cloud data of ten million dots are depicted in real-time. The accumulation of dots seems large up close while seeming compact from afar: it has the opposite effect on the structure of the human eye. Also, the dots change shape freely and become a medium of reality and virtual worlds, coming and going between the realistic existence and the virtual representation.

 

Sound design

The soundscape reconstructed from recorded sounds of inside and outside the Rosokuin.

Centring on “undulations of sound” generated from waves in different frequencies, it is composed by the layers of sound which have many harmonics such as singing bowls and Sho, a traditional Japanese wind instrument. The whole sense of sound and direction is based on primitive elements such as sine wave and traditional instruments to realize harmony with Zen, one of the essential concepts in Japan.

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THINK AND SENSE

A technological creative firm by T&S LTD. that attempts social implementation through a complex approach based on technology, from framework construction to solution development in an increasingly diverse society.

 

Intercity-Express  (Tetsuji Ohno) Collaborator as a sound artist.

Sound/visual project by musician Tetsuji Ohno. In parallel with the production of advertising music, he has released an A/V work “triggering” generated by visual programming, and has performed at MUTEK, Sónar, Scopitone, L.E.V., and other venues, mainly overseas.