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Title

datum

2019


Artist

Norimichi Hirakawa

Japan

1982 -


About

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.


Details


Place where the work was made

Tokyo Japan


Date

2019


Media category

Time-based art


Materials used

computer generated software program, sound, colour


Dimensions

dimensions variable


Signature & date

Signed Certificate of authenticity l.l., black pen "N. Hirakawa". Dated l.l., printed black ink "June 20, 2019".


Credit

Purchased with funds provided by the Campaign Leadership Donor tour to Japan 2019


Location

Not on display


Accession number

140.2019


Artist information

Norimichi Hirakawa

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Roppongi Crossing 2019: Connexions, 'Hirakawa Norimichi', pp. 70-75, Tokyo, Feb 2019, 72 (colour illus.).