The following two works Forest and Trees and Dynamics of the Subway are by Japanese artist Keita Onishi. Born in Kamakura in 1980, Keita completed postgraduate studies at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 2006. He is interested in the representation (auditory / visual), how image and music coexist. Full screen recommended.
Forest and Trees
“Forest and Trees” is an installation of moving images and sounds employing 12 digital photo frames. The animation and its sound effects play through the internal speakers of each frame gradually come together to form music. Shown here are the 12 frames brought together in one composition. This piece will soon be exhibited at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo.
Dynamics of the Subway / Haisuinonasa
This music video “Dynamics of the Subway” is from Haisuinonasa‘s 1st Album, “Animal Bodies,” which was released in May, 2012. Each note from the instruments is represented by a geometric shape in the animation; while these shapes move in sync with the song, they also form the parts that create the subway itself.