Even though we all live in the same solar system, we are affected differently depending on where we are.
By putting your finger on the sun on the screen, you can be the sun shining on the world. By putting your finger on the white dots on the screen, you can be illuminated by the sun.
As the sun, you can control time, but as the white dots, the sun is in total control of time. By feeling both sides, you can think about the different “systems.”
This work expresses the shape of time and the trajectory of each lifetime.
By tapping on the screen for what you feel is one second, a waveform corresponding to that second is drawn on the screen.
Another point I wanted to express was the intersection of the different lines as different people touch the screen, thus creating waveforms. As the lines connect and overlap, it shows how people can share or experience the same moments in time.
The second you think of is always a little different from the second the world thinks of.
The themes were ‘clocks’ and ‘systems.’
First, we thought about time and how it might have two meanings. One is the time we feel in ourselves as we spend our days. For example, it passes quickly when we are having fun, and when we are bored, it feels very slow. The other is the “universal time” that functions as a system.
Especially with regard to the second, it is designed to keep the economy and society relevant. But I feel that this has led people to live their lives being bound by time. Therefore, through artwork that allows the visitor to feel each time alternately, I would like to present this work as a chance to think about time and systems.
The first one is “The Rule of the World.” In the exhibition space, the clock ticked away as a symbolic presence. And sometimes it affected the world by ringing a bell.
The theme of this artwork is “Rhythm”.
There are seven boards in this installation. Each board is implemented with the sound of a different instrument. When a visitor gets on the board, the board plays sound and emits lighting and the rhythm changes with the visitor’s movements.
At first, the sound is in sync with the visitor’s movements, but after the visitor gets on the board, the visitor may move to the rhythm of the sound. This expresses the relationship between technology and humans.
Through this installation, I hope that the visitor thinks about the rhythm of oneself and feels the rhythms of life.
Concept, Design, Programming: Yuki Anai
Sound Design: Yuichi Nakamura
Special Thanks: Mahoshi Naito, Yuki Sasaguri
We add our own “colors” to everything around us, pick them out, and define them. We may not perceive things (“colors” and shapes) in the same way as others do.
Sometimes images are astonishingly beautiful, sometimes horrifyingly distorted, and sometimes bewilderingly uneven, but we all see the same things.
If you have the imagination to peel away the thick outer filter and see things from different angles, you will realize that there is a variety of truth in everything and discover a new world
Title: 18th Athens Digital Arts Festival
Date: 2022.05.25 – 05.29
Place: Kotzia square, Building complex of former notoshome, Athens, Greece
Title: The Creators 2021
Date: 2021.10.23 – 10.24
Place: Fukuoka Science Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Sound Designer: Yuichi NAKAMURA
This sound and light installation were set up at Kuni Shrine in Kyoto Prefecture, using the sandou or the holy path from the Torii gate to the main shrine.
In the Shinto religion, there are many gods and it is believed that the gods use this special path to go between our world and theirs. As we walk this path, there are things that exist which are visible or invisible to us. With this installation, I wanted to express the existence and the afterglow that have been created by people, animals, and gods who have walked this same path in years gone by. When visitors walked on the sandou, the stone lanterns on each side of the path would light up and fade out as they passed by.
The kehai or presence of the visitor was expressed by the brightness and the yoin or afterglow was expressed by the dimming.
Title: Solo Exhibition
Date: 2019.07.23 – 09.16
Location: Art Plaza, Oita, Japan
Title: 木津川アート 2018
Date: 2018.11.03 – 11.18
Location: 京都府木津川市 恭仁神社
Summer at the seaside made a lot of stories all of the time like a sea wave is never stop. The density of the time is very deep in the summer but feels like a moment when ended. The shape of memory is lost with the passage of time. Even though the sea just exists. Sea saw just “A Summer”.
Title: Art Market Vol.33 at Art Plaza
Date: 9th March 2019
Place: Art Plaza, Oita, Japan
Info: Art Plaza
Title: AFAF Awards 2018
Date: 7th September – 9th September
Place: Room #906 on the 9th floor, Hotel Okura Fukuoka
Info: Art Fair Asia 2018
Title: IRL: A Digital Media Showcase
Date: July 16th to July 20th / Open Monday through Saturday 11 am to 7 pm
Place: Con Artist Collective & Gallery (119 Ludlow St. New York, New York 10002)
Sound Artist: Yuichi Nakamura
Model: Maki Kitahara
Con Artist Collective & Gallery (119 Ludlow St. New York, New York 10002)