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Ryoichi Kurokawa \ unfold

Ryoichi Kurokawa's immersive and sensory installation, unfold, was inspired by the latest discoveries in the field of astrophysics, that seeks to translate the phenomena of the formation and evolution of stars and galaxies into sounds, images, and vibrations.

Kurokawa’s installation takes a ‘synaesthetic’ approach, resulting in a multi-sensorial experience, where audio, imagery and tactile simulations blend and prevent the spectator from differentiating one from another. The spectator is completely engulfed within Kurokawa’s constructed space; immersed in an artificial universe existing in constrained surfaces and computer generated images that become a digital embodiment of the infinite universe.

unfold focuses on this connection between art science that I am also interested within my own practice. Kurokawa's use of astrophysical data represents a ten billion years worth of information on the stars in our galaxies. The use of mind-blowing imagery recorded by telescopes, became a landscape for further artistic explorations and result in images and spectacles that literally unfold in front of our eyes.



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