teturIndeterminacy focusing on non-linear "symbiotic systems"
A message to the future in memory of the 20th century
Ryuichi Sakamoto, internationally renowned musician crisscrossing the realms of classical, ethnic and popular music, teamed up with video artist Shiro Takatani, a central member of the globally operating Kyoto-based artist group Dumb Type. Unveiled at this exhibition was a large-scale installation the two artists created in collaboration based on Sakamoto's "LIFE", an opera proposing visions of symbiotic systems for the 21st century, that was first staged in 1999.
Recombining elements of the original opera while reflecting changes in our contemporary problem consciousness evoked by differences between the recognizable and the unrecognizable, and by way of access to the latter, the work communicated "memories" of the 20th century in the form of a message to the future.4w
tetur Nine water tanks suspended from the ceiling are filled with fog, onto which images are projected from above, while sounds from nine speakers connected to each of the tanks reverberate across the exhibition space. Repeated synchronization and dispersion of the showering sounds and ever-changing images seen through the wavering fog create an intricate audio-visual setting in which the visitor can walk or lie down to direct his/her attention to the interface between the visible and the invisible, the audible and the inaudible, while abandoning himself to the fleeting world of light and sound.