audiovisual installation

solo show at Tenjinyama Art Studio 2016, Sapporo, Japan

spatial audio-visual composition for a Japanese tea house, 2-channel audio composition, speaker, video projection mapping, painted elm tree branches on nylon threads


In Japanese aesthetics, Yohaku-no-bi, 余白の美, adresses the beauty of open space. For the teahouse in Tenyinyama Art Studio, I developed a threefold audiovisual installation, whose individual elements are composed according to this design principle. From the copper basin of the water room,  sounds of the melting snow emit. They build an acoustic canvas onto which the sounds of plucked Koto strings are applied. For the tea room’s ground-level niche, I designed a digital kakemono, 掛け物, a flower arrangement, whose motif consists of leaves of the bamboo which grows around the tea house At the front of the waiting room, a three-dimensional kakemono made of branches of the Japanese elm tree is placed. The branches, attached to nylon threads, expand from a vertical plane on the left  towards the right space of the room.