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Ryoichi Kurokawa

Ryoichi Kurokawa


- Japan

— ruins : the remains of human-made architecture —


“subassemblies” is an audiovisual concert which pursues the relationship between nature and human-made through a perspective of architectural scale. Main sources of this piece are 3d data captured by laser scanning, and lmed footages at human-made architecture, ruins and nature, and those are distorted and reconstructed into each modules as subassemblies to create renewed timeline with layers of order and disorder while exposing force of both nature and art. 


Ruins, nature-invaded buildings and architectures in disrepair are superimposed and rebuild dynamically, and those unusualities rendered in multi-layered depth extends the perception of oating not only between nature and human-made, but also between abstract and concrete phenomena through its transition, destruction and renaturation. emotions such as cancellation of physical law, hybrid of natural and artificial components, and transposition of entropy and negentropy enhance those unusualities.


Japanese artist Ryoichi Kurokawa composes in sound and light, using analog and digitally generated materials to create time-bending audiovisual installations, video screenings, audio recordings and performances that melt multi-channel image and sound into one entity, existing in continual evolution. Kurokawa has always looked to nature for inspiration, exploring the realizations that emerge when our lived, observed physical realities meet electronically interpreted realities. 



Concept, direction, composition, programming : Ryoichi Kurokawa

Producer: Nicolas Wierinck

Co-production: MUTEK, MUTEK.MX, MUTEK.JP, LOXOSconcept (Matera 2019), Scopitone/Stereolux, TodaysArt

Produced by Studio RYOICHI KUROKAWA