node 5:5 – New spatial dynamics, at scale and magnificence

The latest spectacle by Berlin-based performance and installation artist Ryoichi Kurokawa, node 5:5 is a large-scale audiovisual installation using video projection, kinetic laser modules and Wave Field Synthesis. The kinetic laser module system controls 10 lasers and is oriented perpendicular to the screen. Each laser is controlled independently to irradiate the screen with intense red light to synthesised imagery. By entwining laser trajectories with video images and synchronised surround sound, Kurokawa creates a whole new dynamic spatial form, at the unseen scale and magnificence – one that can only be fully experienced on site.

The project is part of an ongoing initiative at the Asia Culture Center in Gwangju, South Korea, to showcase the best of visual arts in the region and beyond. Since its opening – which we curated and helped organise – ACC has featured the likes of Ryoji Ikeda, Kimchi and Chips and now Ryoichi Kurokawa, all taking over the gigantic 1,300 square metre space of ACC Creation right at the heart of the Asia Culture Center.

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