"Audio Architecture" exhibit at 21_21 Design Sight
Updated: Sep 19, 2018
Hearing the title "Audio Architecture" immediately reminded me of abstract art by 20th century artist Wassily Kandinsky and his interest in synesthesia - a crossing of senses. He tried to depict in his artwork how sound could be "visualized" and perhaps how visuals could be "heard". With advances in digital technology, I was excited by how we can further develop this intuition in the 21st century. The exhibition attempts to physical space around a single song constructed by a Japanese band Cornelius. To complement the space, a handful of artists have created short videos also syncing up with the song, offering up eight additional perspectives on the piece. Together, they construct a type of "audio architecture" by pairing music to various films visualized through numerous large projections.
This exhibit is running at 21_21 Design Sight in Roppongi until October 14. Find out more here.