Japanese Motion Graphic Creators 2018


Video Installation

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, Art work, CG, Digital Signage, Event, Installation, Original, Signage, Video Installation


This work has been entered in “Shinjuku Creators Festa 2018”.
It originated from the abstract image captured from people walking in Shinjuku, visualizing the image freely and flexibly.
The city of Shinjuku itself, the buildings and people - they all seem to be heading in a certain direction, growing and developing.
Though we are not quite sure what to make of these forms, we are simply struck by the beauty of their silhouette.
Seeing that it shares a common concept with a chemical reaction formula called “reaction diffusion”, we have incorporated into this piece of work a spontaneously created cycle pattern using Houdini and TouchDesigner.

Three different patterns of the work were presented on “Digital Signage EST VISION by LUMINE EST”.

その考え方はreaction diffusionという昔からある化学反応式ととても近かったので、自発的に生まれる周期パターンをHoudiniとTouchDesignerを併用し、表現の中に組み込みました。

「デジタルサイネージ EST VISION by LUMINE EST」で、3パターンの違った映像を展開しました。

Art work, CG, Digital Signage, Event, Installation, Motion Graphics, Original, Short Movie, SHORTFILM, Signage, Video Installation

Voice of Vision

Since 2013, we have participated in a public art project called “Shinjuku Creators Festa”. Voice of Vision took part in this festival in 2018.

Using traditional electronic music as its motif, Voice of Vision suddenly starts a countdown toward something undescribed. With a techno-pop taste, this countdown graphic appears in the city of Shinjuku out of nowhere.

This graphic is an experimental collaboration between graphic creator Seiya Nakano and musician duo Satoshi & Makoto.

Seiya Nakano is one of the most profound technical director in Japan with an abundant experience from projection mapping to large-sized graphic installation. The members of the duo Satoshi & Makoto met at Kraftwerk’s Japan tour. They released their music from a Dutch music label called Safe Trip and has gained reputation since then.

Their music is very unique. For Voice of Vision, Satoshi & Makoto used vintage synthesizer from the ‘80s and ‘90s and created this music by intricately simulating each sound.
The equipment we used for both graphic and sound are all vintage and utilized various techniques. Therefore, we isolated ourselves from the up-to-date mainstream machines.
It is said that the origin of techno-pop is the ‘80s classic old school. This music is an homage to the origin and we made an attempt to collaborate with the artists who can feel empathy with this idea.



今回は映像を中野誠也(Seiya Nakano)氏、音楽をSatoshi & Makotoというアーティストと実験的にコラボレーションしました。

中野誠也氏はプロジェクションマッピングや大型映像インスタレーションで、日本の数多くの有名なプロジェクトを手掛けてきたテクニカルディレクターで、音楽のSatoshi & Makotoは、Kraftwerkの来日ライブで出会ったアーティストで、オランダ safe trip レーベルからリリースした作品が話題を呼んでいます。

音楽はオリジナルで、Satoshi & Makotoが今回のために80〜90年代のビンテージシンセサイザーや、緻密にシミュレートした音源を駆使して制作しました。

3DCG, Art work, CG, Digital Signage, Event, Installation, Motion Graphics, Original, Short Film, Short Movie, SHORTFILM, Signage, Video Installation


Inspired by an artist SUNNOVA’s same-titled music, JUDGE was created for a special exhibition within an event called “Shinjuku Creators Festa”. The theme for this exhibition was “Visualize Shinjuku”.

We created the visual image based on the concept of the music: “Do Not Label Us”.

In our work, you will see the real-life and the vulgar element of Shinjuku which transform everyday. Yet at the same time, you will also see jungle of skyscrapers which gives an artificial impression. Then a question arises: Does the city that we actually see and the people right in front of us really exist?

The world of JUDGE expresses the complicated world view of truth and lies by creating a collage of Shinjuku which we actually shot as well as non-graphic elements which do not exist.

「新宿クリエイターズ・フェスタ」の企画展示「Shinjuku City Visualize」において、“新宿の視覚化(=ビジュアライズ)”というテーマでSUNNOVA氏の同名楽曲からインスパイアされた映像を制作。

3DCG, Art work, CG, Event, Installation, Motion Graphics, Original, Projection Mapping, Video Installation

Extra Dimensions

An audio visual installation using multiple projectors and transparent screens.
It is an art installation where the theme of "parallel time" is expressed in the ever-changing scenery inside the gallery, with the cycle of the images in loop and the interference of the projected screens constantly bringing different elements to the atmosphere.

If time is a shared scale of measurement, every phenomenon occurring on that time axis (timeline) should exist simultaneously as overlapped layers that continue to occur on various scales even at this very moment.
In this piece of work, finely-cropped, abstract images are projected all at the same time using multiple projectors, and are reflected with a certain depth on the transparent screens laid out three-dimensionally.
The idea is that all states can exist concurrently as generation and disappearance repeat themselves.
This work was exhibited at an underground art space at Hilton Tokyo for "Shinjuku Creators Festa 2017".


時間がひとつの共有された尺度だとすれば、その時間軸(タイムライン)上に起こるあらゆる事象、現象は層を重ねるように同時に存在し、 いまこの瞬間も絶えず様々なスケールで発生し続けています。 この作品は細かくクロップされた抽象的な映像を複数のプロジェクターで同時に投影し、空間に立体的にレイアウトされた透過スクリーンに奥行きを持って映し出されます。 発生と消滅が繰り返され、あらゆる状態が同時に存在し得るということを表現しています。 本作品は「新宿クリエイターズ・フェスタ2017」において、「ヒルトン東京」地下のアートスペースに展示しました。