Scalar Fields

Akira Wakita+Tetsuya Komuro

This work visualizes the pressure field around the sole of a shoe. The propagation of pressure in air was visualized and recorded in 8K video. During the Ars Electronica Festival 2016, the visualization has been exhibited as floor and wall projection at Deep Space 8K with a marvelous 5.1 ch sound experience. A small-scale storm is raging in the micro space around the shoe sole. Wind pressure generated due to walking, blows off the mite from the carpet. Converting to macro scale, it is similar to the phenomenon in which human beings get blown off by the air pressure generated when buildings collapse or air raids are conducted in war regions. Through simulation and visualization, we may obtain a wide range of perception connecting the micro to the macro world.

Visualization : Akira Wakita
Music : Tetsuya Komuro

※The projector of this work is using Canon Real 4K Projector 4K501ST.

Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW

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02.11—03.12  |  17:30—22:00


Artist Profile

  • Akira Wakita

    He focuses on real time images produced by physical simulation based on fluid-dynamic and thermodynamic models. His art works have been exhibited at Ars Electronica Center, WRO Art Center, SIGGRAPH and Japan Media Art Festival. He also designed Ocean General Circulation Simulation for Geo-Prism in Miraikan, striving for visualization across science and art. Professor at Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University. Ph.D.(Media and Governance).

  • Tetsuya Komuro

    Tetsuya Komuro: Since 1984 he works as a musician, record producer, lyricist, composer, keyboardist, synthesizer programmer, mixing engineer and DJ. The artists he produced became million sellers. His CDs are sold above 170 million.