oscillating continuum from RYOICHI KUROKAWA on Vimeo.

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:

oscillating continuum
RYOICHI KUROKAWA
Audiovisual installation
2013
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.

An observer takes in the installation in sculptural form - though much of the sculpture lies in the screen, sound. Image courtesy the artist.

An observer takes in the installation in sculptural form – though much of the sculpture lies in the screen, sound. Image courtesy the artist.

oscillating continuum at first seems stridently minimalistic, but on closer inspection, those glitching transients reveal fine-grained detail. Image courtesy the artist.

oscillating continuum at first seems stridently minimalistic, but on closer inspection, those glitching transients reveal fine-grained detail. Image courtesy the artist.

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.

syn_ from RYOICHI KUROKAWA on Vimeo.

syn_
RYOICHI KUROKAWA
Audiovisual concert
2011
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].

www.ryoichikurokawa.com

  • Debashis Sinha

    A true master. He never lets me down — always tremendously beautiful and inspiring.

  • Rafal Raf Bielski

    yes….masterpiece!

  • Matt Leaf

    It’s my favourite aspect of Kurokawa’s work – his investigation of relationships between multiple screens.