Future X under X-LIVE aims to produce high-end music live featuring avant-garde visual effects, as well as promoting the immersive sound and light installations created by world-renowned artists. The Future X series keeps exploring the possibilities of combining music, art and technology, and bringing those live performances to audiences looking for new experiences.
World-renowned Japanese new media artist Ryoichi Kurokawa is bringing his newest audio-visual performance Subassemblies to Shanghai and Beijing. This is his first time performing this work for Chinese audiences after its world premiere at MUTEK Montreal.
In Subassemblies, Ryoichi Kurokawa uses his work to pursue the relationship between nature and man through architecture. The main sources of this piece are 3D data captured by laser scanning, thermal images and filmed footages at man-made ruins which are distorted and reconstructed into different modules to create a new timeline with layers of order and disorder while exposing the forces of both nature and art.
Ryoichi Kurokawa was born in 1978 in Osaka and is currently based in Berlin. He has been producing and presenting his audio-visual work all over the world since 1999. Kurokawa describes his works as time-based sculptures. His works are a composition of symphonies, both imagined and produced as well as recorded. This with the combination of video material and computer-generated aesthetics changes how the spectator views the familiar.