Colloidal Display / Yoichi Ochiai (2012,2016-2017, Mixed Media)
Media Ambition Tokyo 2017 2017
We are continuing to explore the intermediate between materials and images. Blue shining Morpho butterfly is floating in front of Tokyo city view and skyline. Material like images appearing with blurred figure on the surface of the liquid film, this appearance is obtained by vibrating the transparent thin film by ultrasonic vibration and scattering the light from the projector. The state is fragile and unclear however it certainly impresses us the figure of a butterfly shines there. This work is based on the material vulnerability that disappears when touched by and the specialty that it is drawn only at places where ultrasonic vibration and light meet on thin films less than 1 micrometer in thickness. We reconsider the components of the video media: sound and light and expressed thoughts in the form of installations to explore the intermediate between matter and images.
物質と映像について探求を続けている。東京の街並みと空を背景に青く輝くモルフォ蝶が浮かんでいる。シャボン膜の表面に朧げに映し出される物質的な映像は,超音波振動によって透明な薄膜を振動させて得られる拡散状態と映写機の光によって表現されている。物質的で不完全であるが,確かにそこに輝く胡蝶の像だ。この作品は触れれば消えてしまう物質的な脆弱性と,薄さ1マイクロメートルに満たない薄膜の上で超音波振動と光の出会う場所でのみ描かれるという特殊性の上に成り立つ。映像という音と光によるメディアを再考し,より物質性を持った映像表現を探求するための思考をインスタレーションの形で表現した。

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Yoichi Ochiai
Cinematographer
Ippei Suzuki
University of Tsukuba
© 2012–2019 / Ippei Suzuki