Project “Protrude, Flow”

<Pulsate> Series

1 Pulsate

Interactive Installation
Table, White Plate, Tableware, Chairs, White Sand, Fluorescent Lamps, Magnetic Fluid, Electro-Magnet, Computer
400×400×300 cm
Production year:2000 Collaborator: Minako Takeno

About the work:
In , we pursued to present dynamic movement and shape of magnetic
fluid. The art formed organic abstract shapes that move smoothly.
In , we put fluid in our familiar space, where you can find things that have
ordinary meanings. Here, fluid will become a place where peoples’ thoughts mingle
together.

The stage of is a table.
Eating is most essential and necessary activity for human beings.
Black fluid in a white dish waves its surface when conversation between peoples around
a table starts, and its movement stimulates people’s communication.

Floor is covered with white sand. Fluorescent lamps are emitting under the ceiling,
and then the exhibition room is filled with white light.
You can see a white table and several white chairs around it.
At the center of the table, there is a large white dish holding black fluid.

The fluid in the dish is black; that are the only thing you can see the black color
in the room, because white is seen all over the place.

When the people gather, fluid pulsates calmly in sync with the environmental sound
(spectator’s voices, the sound of footsteps etc.).
The larger the sound becomes, the bigger the waves pulsate, and at last it splashes
in the air.

is an interactive installation that reflects our desire to communicate with
other people in the movement of fluid in a dish.


2 Pulsate

Interactive Installation
Round Table, White Plate, Tableware, Chairs, White Sand, Fluorescent Lamps, Magnetic Fluid, Electro-Magnet, Computer
400×400×400 cm
Production year:2002 Collaborator: Minako Takeno


3 Pulsate – Melting Time, Dissolving Time

Interactive Installation
Table, Pink Tablecloth, Pink Rose, White Plate, Tableware, Chairs, White Sand, Fluorescent Lamps, Magnetic Fluid, Metronome, Electro-Magnet, Computer
400×400×400 cm
Production year:2004
Collaborator: Minako Takeno

About the work:
A new version of using two metronomes.
This work was exhibited in the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.

“Pulsate” was a popular piece at the 2004 “Navigator — Digital Art in the Making” exhibit at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. This exhibit differs from the 2002 piece of the same name by the addition of color and two metronomes, suggesting new interpretations for this romantic installation.

In the center of a bright, white room, there is a white table with a light pink tablecloth and two chairs. There are two light pink metronomes on the wall. The sound of the metronomes represents the ticking pulses of two people. The metronomes go in and out of sync, at the speed of two heartbeats. Breaking the silence of the room, the ticking of the metronomes makes the black liquid in the plate on the table come alive with ripples. Time passes slowly, as if in a dream, melting away in waves.

The interactivity at play in this exhibit is the dynamic between sound and fluid rather than between the installation and the audience. However, the audience does play a part in the installation. We hope to bring out the concept of continuity with this piece.


4 Pulsate (an ear on the wall)

Interactive Installation
Round Table, White Plate, Tableware, Chairs, White Sand, Fluorescent Lamps, Magnetic Fluid, Electro-Magnet, Computer
400×400×400 cm
Production year:2007
Collaborator: Minako Takeno

About the work:
The lighting of the room wraps down from the ceiling and onto the vertical wall. These off-centered placements of the furniture evoke of another surreal space defying the laws of physics. When people speak to the ear, this provokes the ferrofluid in the dish and causes it to spike up.


5 脈動する――溶ける時間、散る時間、私の小さな海

インタラクティブインスタレーション
テーブル、青色のテーブルクロス、海のビデオ、白皿、テーブルウエア、椅子、メトロノーム、磁性流体、電磁石、コンピュータ
400×400×300 cm
2000


6 脈動する――私の小さな海

インタラクティブインスタレーション
テーブル、赤色のテーブルクロス、海のビデオ、白皿、テーブルウエア、椅子、磁性流体、電磁石、コンピュータ
400×400×300 cm
2000