Japanese Motion Graphic Creators 2018


Audio Visual Performance

3DCG, Art work, Audio Visual Performance, CG, Motion Graphics, Performance, Video Installation


In 2013, Syinichi Yamamoto was engaged in the project of "The Movements" which focused on visualization of big data.
"The Movements" was created for the spherical display "Geo-Cosmos" installed at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation as part of the permanent exhibition:-

In 2015, 2 years after the completion of "The Movements", he started the production of a 3D fulldome film entitled "The Man from the 9 Dimensions" which was released in 2016 and is been screened at the Dome Theater Gaia at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation ever since. He was in charge of the visualization of scientific concepts about superstring theory in theoretical physics and was also in charge of thevisual direction of the film:-

Science and art have been getting closer in media art scene. Visualization of data and visualization of wave shapes has been actively pursued. As an extension of the above-mentioned 2 projects which focused on data visualization and visualization of scientific concepts, the project of "Noesis" represents philosophical concept visualization which visualizes the concept and thoughts of the origins of Nature, the Universe and all things from the perspective of art.

The whole duration of the work is 30mins with each track having its own theme such as: Each track with total length of 30-min has its own theme such as "view point reversal", "position invalidation", "elemental particle", "time", etc., but on track 04 "Emerging Design", the concept of "trajectory of moments" is featured as the main theme of the project as a whole which follows the trajectory of time.

Dimitris Kontopoulos, a science curator with whom Synichi has been collaborating since 2016 participated in making the concept of this project. Tetsuji Ohno (Intercity-Express) who has continued to collaborate with Synichi helped him to create the sound design of the 8 tracks.

For 3D visualization in high resolution, Seiichi Sega (superSymmetry) also participated in this project and provided not only drawings of computer generated images by physics calculations, but interactive performances using TouchDesigner.

- Premiere screening at MUTEK.JP:
Because the main venue of MUTEK.JP held in 2017 was the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, we decided to create a version of "Noesis" which would be highly optimized to the 3D fulldome system of the Museum’s Dome Theater Gaia, so that viewers can enjoy an audio visual performance of the project under the specifications of the 3D dome system to the fullest extent.

山本信一は2013年に科学データに基づいたデータビジュアライゼーション作品「軌跡~The Movements」を手掛けました。

そして、ビッグデータの可視化に取り組んだ「軌跡~The Movements」の2年後の2015年から制作を開始し、2016年に日本科学未来館のドームシアターガイアで公開された3Dフルドーム作品「9次元からきた男」に参加し、理論物理学の超ひも理論をテーマにした科学概念の可視化やビジュアルディレクションを担当しました。

メディアアートシーンではサイエンスとアートが近づき、データや音の波形などのビジュアライゼーションが積極的にされてきましたが、本作はデータビジュアライゼーションや科学の概念を可視化した先の2つの作品の延長上で、今度はアート的視点から自然や宇宙、万物の根源を考えた時の概念、思想を視覚化したフィロソフィ ビジュアライゼーション(philosophical concept visualization)作品(※)です。

トータル30分を構成する各トラックでは、それぞれ“視点の逆転”“位置の無効化”“素粒子”“時間”などをテーマにしながら、全体では、トラック04の「Emerging Design」でフューチャーしたコンセプトである”瞬間の堆積”が描き出す、時間が描く軌跡の形状をこの作品トータルの大きなメインテーマにしています。

2016年からサイエンスキュレーター・デミトリス コドプロス氏(Mr. Dimitris Kontopoulos)とコンセプトでコラボレーションしながら、サウンドデザインでは継続的にコラボレーションをしているIntercity-Express(大野哲二氏)と8つのトラックで構成しました。

※フィロソフィ ビジュアライゼーション・・・この場合の「フィロソフィ」は、万物の根源のあり方や原理を追究して得られた知識や経験、人生観を指す。


3DCG, Audio Visual Performance, Event, Live Action, Motion Graphics, Music Video, MV, Performance


DOLLHOUSE is a piece of work we did with a rock band called Radical Hardcore Clique. We directed a VJ-ing work which uses 2 layers of screen. These layers are made of high-luminous clear display and we mounted them on “MNGL”, a new-generation DJ booth. In the actual performance, we had the musicians stand right in the middle of the 2 screens.

Based on graphics created by Synichi Yamamoto, DOLLHOUSE created a world of crazy and psychedelic club scene using interactive technologies. For instance, we delay-mapped real-time 3D motion graphic and also created a physical simulation graphic which is based on mathematical super formula.

DOLLHOUSE was performed in [BRDG], a collaboration event of music and graphics, and at [ADIRECTOR vol.1-DOLLHOUSE], an event which enunciates ENTER-TECH (entertainment + technology). [ADIRECTOR] took place from August 4th to August 27th 2018. They rented a whole 4 story building facing the crosswalk of Harajuku. The main organizer of the event was a masked unit from Avex Music called [2nd Function].

高輝度透明ディスプレイを配置した次世代DJブース「MNGL」を使用し、アーティストRadical Hardcore Cliqueを中心に前後に設置された2レイヤーの映像をVJ演出しました。

山本信一のGraphicsをベースにDelay Mappingさせたリアルタイムの3Dモーショングラフィックや、super formulaの数式をモデルに物理シミュレーションさせた映像などを使用し、クラブシーンでのクレイジーでサイケデリックな世界観をインタラクティブに表現しました。

映像と音楽の交配イベント「BRDG」と、ENTER-TECH (エンタテインメント + テクノロジー)をかかげるエイベックス内の組織「2nd Function」を中心に2018/8/4-8/27の期間中、表参道交差点に面する4階建てのビルを丸ごと貸切った「ADIRECTOR vol.1- DOLLHOUSE」の会場で行われました。