Parallel Head is composed of filmed scenes, animation, field-recordings, and generative audio material. Ryoichi Kurokawa builds up a dense and multi-layered, yet delicate and immersive experience of light and sound. In his precise audiovisual compositions he seeks to unify the perception of sound and image and to invoke a synaesthetic audiovisual impulse. Parallel Head tests the boundaries of cinematic experience and explores a possible extension of our perception by means of a brilliant audiovisual language. The work has been previously presented as an installation or a performance; transmediale.09 will present Parallel Head live on multiple screens and in surround sound.
Support: Recombinant Media Labs