Kenshu Shintsubo + Takashi Ikegami
Rugged TimeScape

sound : Keiichiro Shibuya (ATAK)+evala (ATAK,port)

12 Mar. (Fri) - 3 Apr. (Sat) 2010
12F00 - 19F00i27th Mar / Closed at 18F00)
Close on Sunday and National Holiday

Kenshu Shintsubo x Takashi Ikegami x Myeong-hee Lee
27 Mar. (Sat) 18:30 - 20:30
Admission: 500 yen
*Need Advanced Booking

FOIL GALLERY is pleased to announce an exhibition "Rugged TimeScape" by Kenshu Shintsubo + Takashi Ikegami, from 12th March to 3rd April, 2010. This show will present photographic works created in collaboration with Kenshu Shintsubo, a photographer and a complex systems science researcher Takashi Ikegami.
Shintsubo has established his career as a photographer by starting shooting landscapes and recording on the field, with interests in "environmental information" in nature. Acrossing other medium and realms, he has also actively participated in collaboration projects with musician, programmers and architects recently. Particularly in the series "Binaural-Scape", which he has been working on since 2001, Shintsubo has been exploring new experiment of photographing continuously-flowing linguistic performances and geographical spaces on the web without using camera.
While studying Complex Systems Science, Ikegami has produced various art works such as the installation of using generator of Taylor-Couette Flow at NTT Intercommunication Center (Tokyo, 2005) and the installation "filmachine", unique 3D sound system co-produced with a musician Keiichiro Shibuya, at Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (Yamaguchi, 2006) among others, those installations have been highly admired domestically and internationally.
In this exhibition, Shintsubo and Ikegami will present the possibility of landscape photographs by their collaboration work "Rugged TimeScape". The photographs in "Rugged TimeScape" is originally images of fluid objects like lights, smokes, clouds and forests taken by Shintsubo, but once they are converted to digital image data and applied to an advanced program Ikegami created, the visuals of the works are radically textualised. Here the idea of subjective time existing in each landscape is embodied in the images.
Trusting what we see and hear, we tend to have an illusion that we understand everything of the world. By touching this work, however, we will re-recognize the existence of what is hidden in our daily life. In the meantime, the pure beauty of the waves and geometric patterns appeared in the works will also surprise the viewers.
Sound installation by Keiichiro Shibuya + evala, which is also created based on the photographs' digital data through a particular programming, will be also shown, in addition, booklet "Rugged TimeScape" for this exhibition will be released with limited 1000 copies.
Through the collaboration with various different realms, new possibility of photographic expression will be challenged in this exhibition.

Kenshu Shintsubo Profile Takashi Ikegami Profile
Born in Tokyo, in 1968. He has established his career as a photographer since 1996, after experimented video works using pictures and sounds recorded on the field. Centering on the photography and video works, he has continuously produced his own art works while also actively collaborated with professionals from other realms such as the architecture, electric music, film, literature and information design.


Born in Nagano, in 1961. Graduated from the University of Tokyo, Department of Physics in 1984 and also received Ph.D of the same university in 1989. While teaching at the University of Tokyo as a professor at Department of General System Studies, Graduate School of Art and Science, he has been playing active part in the projects to connect the realm of art and science, as a researcher of Complex Systems Science.

Keiichiro Shibuya Profile

evala prfile

Born in Tokyo, 1973. Musician. Graduated with a degree in composition from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. Established ATAK, which functions not only as a music label, releasing CDsof domestic and overseas cutting-edge electroacoustic works, but alsoembraces creators in various fields such as design, network technology andso on, as well as being a kind of "platform" to develop dynamic new work in 2001, since then, he's been actively collaborating with professions of other fields.
Currently, he worksas an adjunct professor at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts andMusic

Born in 1976. Sound Artist. Established his label gporth in 2004. Has been involved in projects ranging from sound design for various media, to system design for SONYfs and other manufacturersf products incorporating cutting-edge technology, next to releasing radical works of electronic music and performing live in Japan and abroad. He also frequently lectures at the University of Tokyo and Tokyo University of the Arts.

Special Thanks: Yuta Ogai (Ikegami Lab, The University of Tokyo), Ryoji Tanaka (Semitransparent Design), ATAK, port, epSITE, ABEISM, Tokyo Color Kogeisha, KiKi inc., Frameman, Daikanyama Studio

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