[Details] Today, we are in the Digital Age. Digital Media is a part of our everyday life and the idea for this project was to incorporate the calligraphy of Sisyu into a digital media art work that would give people the chance to enjoy calligraphy through digital media. This project is a participatory installation. Calligraphy is projected over a large wall and the Kanji characters are sucked into the shadow of the person participating, causing a series of visual events that are accompanied by sound.
■Work description The floating Kanji characters on the wall react to your shadow and open up to reveal each character's world. A new world is created by overlapping and combining the Kanji's world with that of Sisyu, the calligrapher, your own thoughts, and the thoughts of humankind that are contained in the origins of the characters. This work uses a sensor that reads a participant's action. If one holds one's hand against the character for "Rainbow", a rainbow's image will be produced, if the character is "umi", meaning "Ocean", a wave image will be created. Each visual reacts with other visuals allowing for an infinite number of variations.