Exhibition Free


2/4/2022 - 2/20/2022 10:00-20:00 (until 18:00 on the final day; closed 7 Mon., 14 Mon.)

Tokyo Photographic Art Museum B1F Exhibition Gallery


FUJIHATA Masaki, Voices of Aliveness, 2012 [Related image]

Voices of Aliveness

In situations that make them feel insecure about the future, people around the world sometimes just want to shout out loud for no particular reason. Voices of Aliveness is a voice sculpture inspired by the idea to build some kind of collective memory in the form of an archive of Field-Works” project connecting real and virtual spaces by reconfiguring in 3-D movies that contain according positional data (GPS), which Fujihata has been involved in since 1992, the work can be understood as a terminus ad quem in the pursuit of new ways of using technology to generate records and memory. It takes viewers on a cyberspace trip following participants riding bicycles and shouting Nantes, France, which will at once put them face to face with memories of their own shouting. Based on musical supervisor SHIMIZU Yasuaki’s suggestion, the scores are composed of the respective participants’ names translated into Morse code, which are added to an archive of voices that is open to collaboration between the artist and the participants, while at once acoustically tagging the respective locations.


Voices of Aliveness
Produced by École des Beaux-Arts de Nantes Saint-Nazaire
Sound Design: Yasuaki Shimizu
Technical collaboration: KAWASHIMA Takeshi


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