"Intangible Forms" - an exhibition of "invisible" art
The dynamic play of laser beams and the soundscape, inspired by the silence of Shinto shrines in the mountains of Japan, invite visitors to reflect and feel the human connection to the environment. Washington’s ARTECHOUSE Museum of Digital Art has opened a new exhibition by Japanese artist Shohei Fujimoto, «Intangible Forms,» which immerses visitors in a visual wonderland.
«We hope visitors to the exhibition can reflect and disconnect from the world around them — ‘live’ for a while in this intangible world,» says ARTECHOUSE senior manager Josh Feldman. — Light is an intangible object. And what’s amazing and incredible about Fujimoto’s work is that he creates tangibility out of light. He creates these installations of light in which we can live in the moment. But we can also see how this light exists and moves through space, connecting the unnatural with the natural. The artist is very inspired by nature, and through his work he tries to find the relationship between humans and the world around them.
Shohei Fujimoto is a Japanese multimedia artist who explores the perception of space with laser beams. The artist uses mathematical calculations to create installations that appear to be optical illusions. His work is a prime example of a new way to create visual works of art.
«I explore the universal human senses using light and space,» explains Shohei Fujimoto. — I’m interested in the structure of light. I mostly use light, and I see differences in the properties of light as structure. Each element in my work carries information. I try to create experiences that make people think. You see and feel something different from what actually exists. I think this is particularly interesting because each person can perceive these virtual images in their own way.»
«Intangible Forms» is a multi-sensory visual experiment created with kinetic lasers, strobe lights, light transparent haze and moving lights. Blurring the boundaries between what is real and what is not, the exhibition makes it possible to exist outside of time and space.
Individual rooms feature installations with emphasized minimalism and repetitive rhythms that suggest exploring different facets of the intangible world and create a hypnotic environment ideal for meditation.
«In this installation, a single laser projector sits behind several mechanized mirrors,» Feldman demonstrates one of the installations. — In this way, the light is refracted, moves, and creates the feeling that there are several lasers. This installation is meant to find the balance of life, to feel the moment in time we are in now, and to connect the past, the present and the future.»
«Intangible Forms» is Shohei Fujimoto’s first exhibition in North America. It debuts in Washington, D.C., following success in New York and Montreal. For each new presentation, the artist worked with ARTECHOUSE designers to expand and develop the project.