Category Archives: Works

O – [am]

O – [am] is a visual-musical toy application on the computer. It weaves a tapestry on the screen with colourful threads, according to your playing music with the keyboard, where sound-key map is hidden. Good for kids and any grown-ups with curious minds.

O – [am] はコンピュータ上の絵と音のおもちゃ。どの音がどのキーから出るのかわからないキーボードから奏でる音に応じて、織り込まれる糸が色とりどりのタペストリーを作り上げます。

O - [am] - A tapestry

O – [am] – A tapestry

O - [am] - A tapestry

O – [am] – A tapestry

O - [am] - A tapestry

O – [am] – A tapestry

O - [am] - A tapestry

O – [am] – A tapestry

O - [am] - A tapestry

O – [am] – A tapestry

O - [am] - Playing...

O – [am] – Playing…

 

 

 

 

 

Lemniscape

Lemniscape, which name means ‘infinite landscape’, is a live movie installation with computational animation that runs without an end, just like a Japanese emaki (picture scroll). Treasure every scenery for it will never recur.

Lemniscape は、絵巻物のように無限に続く景色を映すアニメーションによるインスタレーションです。描画のたびに様相の異なるその世界は一期一会。

Lemniscape - Installation in a bedroom

Lemniscape – Installation in a bedroom

Lemniscape - Scenery may look like a winter city

Lemniscape – Scenery may look like a winter city

Lemniscape - Scenery may look like a summer lake

Lemniscape – Scenery may look like a summer lake

 

 

Opportunistics

Opportunistics is a moving-image installation, based on the autonomic programmes that interrupts in and manipulates the seemingly calm scenes in opportunistic manners. It comes with some pieces of daytime clouds in a sunny sky, but they are suddenly interrupted by a rainy twilight sky, accompanied by environmental ambience and mixed sounds of sea, rain, flowing air, footsteps and subtle reading voice.
The main theme of this work is to reflect and question our sense of time and its meanings.

映像インスタレーション作品 Opportunistics です。一見穏やかに見える景色に、別のビジュアルが唐突に割り込み、かき乱す、日和見的な動きのプログラムを内包しています。
私たちが日頃あたりまえのように感じている、時間の感覚やその意味するところへ思いを馳せ、問いかけることをテーマとしています。

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Opportunistics – Installation in a gallery

Opportunistics - Projection in Moving Image Tableau style

Opportunistics – Projection in Moving Image Tableau style

 

Night Garden

Night Garden

Night Garden

Another work of flipbook animation is called Night Garden. Frames of this work were all hand-designed on a digital environment with colours that look rich and full to tell about some secret creature which appears in a garden on a full-moon night. This work is not only a flipbook animation but also a pillow-side children’s book. See any creature? If you have eyes of a child 😉

ぱらぱらマンガ作品をもうひとつ、Night Garden です。ぱらぱらマンガでありつつも、子どもの絵本を目指した本作は、ぱらぱらと本をめくるシーケンスだけでなく、あいまいなかたちの絵に「これ、なあに?」と、子どもと一緒に楽しめます。

Round

Round

Round

Round is a flipbook-styled animation, exhibited more than once at the Flipbook Manga Cafe Show series, in and out of Tokyo. In the book, many many round candies go round and round like a multi-storied merry-go-round. What you are seeing now is some frames (pages) picked up from the flipbook, so they have their page numbers on the left half which become invisible when assembled and bound as a book. Every frame of Round was automatically drawn and coloured by the computer programme written by me. There is something that has very similar looking as these fancy round things in Japan, and it is called “Marble Chocolate”, one of very very popular sweets sold in this country, which is my all-time favourite. Looking soooo yum!

ぱらぱらマンガ本として制作された Round の数ページです。各ページの左半分程度は製本により見えなくなりますが、数字はページ(フレーム)番号です。色とりどりのマーブルチョコレートがお皿にのって、遊園地のコーヒーカップのアトラクションのようなモーションで回り続けるぱらぱらマンガですが、描画も彩色もプログラムで生成したものです。おいしそうでしょ? でも、見ていたら目が回ります ;P