Thursday, June 8th, 2023 @ 7:30:pm
ARTECHOUSE, the leader in innovative, technology-driven experiential art, begins its 2023 exhibition season with Intangible Forms by Japanese multimedia artist Shohei Fujimoto. Powered by choreographed kinetic lasers, strobes, haze, and moving lights, the audio-visual exhibition features a collection of more than nine real-time, light-based installations that explore the universal connection between all living beings, searching for and revealing the elaborate and invisible systems that underlie our reality. Intangible Forms is on view January 14 to March 5, 2023 at ARTECHOUSE DC (1238 Maryland Ave SW).
Intangible Forms, as the artist refers to it, offers the opportunity to pause and exist outside of normal space and time. Fujimoto’s luminescent installations are an immersive visual experiment with startling results, dramatizing the opposition of chaos and order. Abstract in nature and minimalist in form, light and sound explore different facets of the intangible world, blurring the lines between what is real, what is not, and what it means to be human. Each piece uses mathematics and precision to create what almost seems like optical and digital illusions.
Set in a meditative soundscape inspired by the powerful quiet of Shinto shrines in the mountains of Japan, the centerpiece performance by kinetic lasers invites visitors to pause, reflect, and feel a connection to all living beings of the past, present, and future. “I’ve been trying to generate virtual consciousness and, in extension, virtual life in this work, triggering a deeper sense of humanity in ourselves,” shared Fujimoto. This central idea is continued through the rest of the installations throughout the space.
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