Tomonaga Tokuyama

f( ) is an installation series which are built, installed and run like software programs but rather in real space. The inputs and outputs of these imaginary functions are space involving viewers and surroundings. No semantic definitions, no materialistic textures, there is only a running program. How is it like to walk in these weightless gardens of computational fields?

f₂( )


sound & light installation
Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria
8 – 12 SEP, 2016

space dimensions:
W5m x D60m x H7m [highest] ~ H3.5m [lowest]

module dimensions:
W20mm × D40mm × H6m, H5.5m, H5.0m, H4.5m, H4m each

5×   custom LED light tube
LED strip, aluminum profile, acrylic, microphone, electronic circuit
color temperature: 12K
maximum brightness: 180000 lumens [3600 per meter]
Nexo PS10 loudspeaker
GW-GAG-810 audio signal generator

Audio reactive light tubes visualize the sound universe and render a flow of invisible energy. The installation unifies one's visual and auditory perception. This connection of the two complementary perceptions invokes a small leap from the reality. The installation can be also seen as a metaphor for the duality of the continuous and discrete characters of nature.

construction assistant: Yoshinaka Yanagizaki
with the support of: European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation

related links:
http://www.aec.at/radicalatoms/en/
http://www.tomonagatokuyama.com/#f2 [this page]

f₁( )


sound & light installation
DEMO 01, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, Spain
27 MAY – 16 OCT, 2016

space dimensions:
W18.5m × D9.5m x H9m [highest] ~ H4m [lowest]

module dimensions:
W20mm × D40mm × H7m, H6.5m, H5.75m each

3×   custom LED light tube
LED strip, aluminum profile, acrylic, microphone, electronic circuit
color temperature: 14K
maximum brightness: 117900 lumens [3600 per meter]
subwoofer
audio player

construction assistant: Yoshinaka Yanagizaki
with the support of: Le Lieu Unique (France)

photo credit (above & middle):
Marcos Morilla, courtesy of LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial

related links:
http://www.laboralcentrodearte.org/en/exposiciones/demo
http://www.tomonagatokuyama.com/#f1 [this page]
Commissions from others, collaborations with others, and other careers.
video installation
commissioned by Shimizu Corporation (Japan)
2015

The presentation was made to introduce the major construction company's use of technology. The video was projected through mirror films to be dissolved in the space and to represent bodiless design approach towards physical architecture.

film credit (below): Kohei Matsumura
audio visualization:
- Ryoji Ikeda: supercodex [vimeo], test pattern [vimeo]
- cyclo. [book]

computer graphics & programming:
- Ryoji Ikead: the radar [vimeo], etc.
- Arata Isozaki: Venice exhibition (2012)

software design & programming:
- Eiji & Tom: iFontMaker [app]

CAD software development:
- Kengo Kuma: Tiffany Ginza façade (2007)
- Junya Ishigami: KAIT workshop (2006)
Bron in Tokyo. Was in Kyoto & Treviso. Lives in Paris.
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