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scopic measure #12
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Daito Manabe + Motoi Ishibashi

Another concurrent event with the "particles" exhibition by Daito Manabe + Motoi Ishibashi, the 12th installment of the "scopic measure" series introducing promising young artists' installations and other pioneering projects challenging the frontiers of art was dedicated to the installation "fade out" by Daito Manabe and Motoi Ishibashi, both active as artists and programmers.
March 5 - May 5, 2011


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Daito Manabe + Motoi Ishibashi


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Daito Manabe + Motoi Ishibashi

In this apparatus, optical reactions are triggered by irradiating sheets covered with special types of paint with laser beams, and thus creating visual images on a principle completely different from such optical devices as monitors and projectors. The work is composed of "fade out - phosphorescence", using phosphorescent paint, and "fade out - photochromic", using paint that contains an organic photochromic compound to produce colors in response to light.
Terminals for taking visitors' portrait photos are set up at the exhibition venue. The brightness of these photographs is analyzed, and based of these values, images are painted onto the sheets by way of laser beams. Through these images realized on a principle much different from familiar optical devices, the visitor senses the presence of the "matter of light" that we are largely unaware of in daily life.



Organized by:

  • Yamaguchi City Foundation for Cultural Promotion

In association with:

  • Yamaguchi City
  • Yamaguchi City Board of Education

Production support:

  • rhizomatiks
  • DGN

Special support:

  • Aoyama Gakuin University College of Science and Engineering Department of Chemistry and Biological Science Jiro Abe Laboratory
  • Itoh Optical Industrial Co.,Ltd.

Technical support:

  • YCAM InterLab

Produced by:

  • Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]
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