FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) until 12th June
Kurokawa is a Japanese multi-media artist. He specialises in installations combining sound and vision. His work has been described as synaesthetic. These two pieces, unfold and constrained surfaces, are on display in Liverpool at FACT in Wood Street.
The story is that NASA provided him with data collected from The Universe. One set represents the birth and death of a star. The second is two galaxies fusing together. Kurokawa took the digital data and converted it into images, infrared images. He also made some sounds, which, at that point, were like random clicks. There is a gallery of selected stills with headphones.
The first piece, unfold, is the birth and death of a star. In a darkened room, three screens, in landscape, are positioned in a column. The top one is leaning forward. The projector for this screen is in the floor, which means the observer has to stand to the side to avoid casting a shadow. The sound is surround with the bass in the floor.
The images float across the screens, forming and reforming over a fifteen minute cycle. Mostly, there are spidery » Continue Reading.