International Archives 1st half of 2016
Art agenda Press Release
unfold is a major new commission by acclaimed Japanese artist Ryoichi Kurokawa, exploring the birth and evolution of stars in a ground-
For the past ten years, Ryoichi Kurokawa has excelled in both the electronic music and visual arts scenes, mixing video, audio field recordings, graphics and animations to produce stunning audio-
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Exhibition from March 11 to June 12, 2016. FACT Liverpool, 88 Wood St – Liverpool L1 (United Kingdom). Hours: Tuesday-
Kurokawa's exhibition at FACT will feature the world premiere of unfold, which offers visitors an artistic yet scientific representation of how the solar system was born, and how our galaxy might evolve. This new body of work is the result of a unique cross-
For unfold, Kurokawa has collaborated closely with Vincent Minier, astrophysicist at the Institute of Research into the Fundamental Laws of the Universe (CEA Irfu, Paris-
Also presented is unfold.mod, which explores the raw data taken from space observation through a series of audio interpretations and code-
Meanwhile in Gallery 2 at FACT, constrained surface exemplifies Ryoichi Kurokawa's approach to art-
By playing with the confines of a screen, almost in the way a painter would play with the limits of a canvas, this work highlights the way in which Kurokawa deftly uses digital methods and tools (as well as commercial technology) to articulate his work. He does so whilst ensuring that the technological elements never overshadow the expression within the piece, but rather enhance the artistic experience, creating moments of surprise and wonder.
unfold is co-
Based on scientific data from CEA Irfu, Paris-
Courtesy of studio Ryoichi Kurokawa.