Rheo by Ryoichi Kurokawa

Rheo

Rheo is a triptych 5.1 surround sound cross-media performance by Ryoichi Kurokawa.

Kurokawa uses what he calls an ‘audiovisual organ’ to compose spatial-time sculptures out of digitally generated material, formed from analogue field recordings. Very much alike the human brain, he represents memory where visual and auditory perception is reconstructed in an unconscious way, where virtual or mental images and reality merge completely uncontrollable. The title of Kurokawa’s new project ‘Rheo’ is inspired by the famous expression of the Greek philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus ‘panta rhei’, pointing at an overarching state of flux. Heraclitus alluded to his parable: ‘You can never cross twice the same river’ because both the water and the person will have changed. Rheo tends to eliminate the boundaries of our physical perception where the essence lurks in the transition, as in the law of life, nature or beauty ‘where everything is evanescent’. Three dimensional pixel sculptures are the result of Kurokawa’s audiovisual synthesis. He deconstructs and reconstructs.

Ryoichi Kurokawa is student at Transmedia.

When
Wednesday 25/11/2009
22:00 – 22:30

Where
BOZAR – www.bozar.be
Ravensteinstraat 5 Rue Ravenstein – 1000 Brussels

Producer
Cimatics (BE) – www.cimatics.com

Partners:
Canon Europe