This work, 'datum' was a creative outcome of a collaboration between Hirakawa and the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU). The collaboration was part of an Artist-in-Residency program (AIR) and represented an interdisciplinary effort to bring together artists and scientists in unique ways. The art-science binary is a recurring theme in Hirakawa’s work and manifests as a collision between the imagination and real-time processed computer programming.' datum' is an immersive audio-visual experience in which automated computer coding orchestrates pixelated moving patterns. The imagery forms waves, morphing into alien topographies before momentarily taking on the likeness of landscape or a geometric shape, before dissipating again into the swarm of ever-changing pixels.
computer generated software program, sound, colour
Signature & date
Signed Certificate of authenticity l.l., black pen "N. Hirakawa". Dated l.l., printed black ink "June 20, 2019".
Purchased with funds provided by the Campaign Leadership Donor tour to Japan 2019
Not on display
© Norimichi Hirakawa
Shown in 1 exhibition
Mori Art Museum 15th Anniversary Exhibition. Roppongi Crossing 2019: Connexions, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 09 Feb 2019–26 May 2019
Referenced in 1 publication
Roppongi Crossing 2019: Connexions, 'Hirakawa Norimichi', pp. 70-75, Tokyo, Feb 2019, 72 (colour illus.).