Atsunobu Kohira

Triadic compositions - Installation - 2010

présentée dans le cadre de l'exposition Panorama 12


A part of an element. A part of another element. A part of a person. A part of another person. All are freed from their origins. All find themselves in a void. And the ears hear and make out their murmur. «Triadic compositions is a device which composes sound from the movement of microscopic particles in the air. This piece requires the presence of three elements: the machine, man and the particles. The device is composed of two cabins linked by a vent and an air extractor. One is for the spectator, the other is for the particles. The machine sucks up the particles from the spectator and sends them towards the other cabin. The suction stops and the air that carries these particles lights up. The spectator can then observe their movement through the window. Parallel to that, the camera, integrated into the cabin of particles, detects the movement of each of these. The machine analyses them in order to give each one a specific sound according to its characteristics. These sounds are broadcast from loudspeakers around the spectator, reproducing the whirlwind of the particles. The sound compositions, as well as their length, are different for each spectator that passes, according to thecharacteristics, the quantity and the movement of the particles. The sound circulates until all the particles disappear from the field of vision and the hearing of the spectator.» A.K.

Atsunobu Kohira


Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing