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WATCH: New Ryoichi Kurokawa Installation
Tristan Bath , November 13th, 2017 14:56

Japanese audiovisual artist Ryoichi Kurokawa shares new installation recently unveiled in Braga, Portugal as part of gnration/INL's Scale Travels project

Acclaimed Japanese artist Ryoichi Kurokawa has unveiled a new audiovisual installation in the Braga, Portugal (recently coinciding with the Semibreve Festival in the city).

In association with INL​ (International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory) ​and local art space/initiative gnration, Kurokawa has completed ad/ab Atom, an audiovisual installation across seven screens and four audio channels in the INL’s gallery space in the North Portuguese town. You can get a sense of the project via the video above.

Born in 1978, Kurokawa currently lives and works in Berlin, and has created audio recordings and live concerts in addition to his AV installations. His work’s been shown and performed at the Tate Modern, Venice Biennale, Mutek, CTM, and Sónar to name a few locations.

ad/ab Atom takes observational image data gathered by the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory during their research in Braga, then filters and distorts the result. Ultimately Kurokawa assembles the data into an audiovisual form, perceptible to humans. The piece reconstructs scientific data from the nano level so that viewers can experience what the organisers describe as "the distorted highly magnified world".

The installation will be running in the space until January next year. You can find out more information here.