Video Huaniao Island Public Art Festival
Remotely directed the installation at Huaniao Island, China from Japan
This work uses digital and analog alchemy to overlap video images of waves with actual waves to create previously unknown landscapes. The materials used are video images of waves near Huaniao Island and a river close to me in Japan, as well as waves that I created in a pot. I projected the video images onto the waves, which I recorded and then edited to create the final work. The pandemic has accelerated the use of technological methods to mix specific sites beyond place. This work projects this condition through overlapping waves. Moreover, this video has lots of layers of waves. This idea is inspired by the “principle of superposition.” I'm not an analytical scientist but I'm often affected by scientific concepts. The superposition principle states that when two or more waves overlap in space, the resultant disturbance is equal to the algebraic sum of the individual disturbances. Referring to this scientific idea, I want to connect different sites through visual images as art practice. As an alchemist, I want to create unknown landscapes by connecting real landscapes.