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scopic measure #14
observer n

Goh Uozumi

In volume 14 of the "scopic measure" series introducing promising young artists' installations and other pioneering projects challenging the frontiers of art, artist Goh Uozumi presented his installation "observer n".
August 25 - October 28, 2012
Studio B


observer n

Goh Uozumi


observer n

Goh Uozumi

"observer n" is an installation in which multiple systems autonomously operate in a reciprocal action that involves also the audience.
The work consists of four parts - a device reading black and white dots printed onto tape; devices reading color LEDs on a rail suspended from the ceiling, along with three types of videos visualizing the informational structures generated by these; a sound system that locally generates sounds in response to the devices and spatial conditions; and a sound system using oscillators to generate sounds from the surrounding space itself. Although basically operating independently, the systems are loosely connected in a network to produce together one environmental or life-cycle kind of sphere.
Next to the perspective of observation from outside the network as indicated in the title, "observer n" reflects at once an approach aiming to grasp the connections between the parts of the work at large in a bottom-up manner from each individual system.
Programming supoort: Ryu Kanda, Tomohiro Akagawa



Organized by:

  • Yamaguchi City Foundation for Cultural Promotion

In association with:

  • Yamaguchi City
  • Yamaguchi City Board of Education

Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2012

Equipment cooperation:

  • Color Kinetics Japan Incorporated

Technical support:

  • YCAM InterLab

Produced by:

  • Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]
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