How Art is Getting to Grips with On and Offline Space
Sodeoka converted a collection of classic rock videos by Judas Priest, Mötley Crüe, ZZ Top, The Who, etc, to display in terminal style moving ASCII art, accompanied by MIDI renditions of the original songs.
New York-based digital video artist Yoshi Sodeoka draws from his background in and love of music to inspire his psychedelic prints and animations. Noise, punk, and metal bands have influenced his visual practice in the past; more recently, progressive rock music has been the muse for his complexly structured, abstract imagery. Sodeoka often collaborates on the audio soundscapes for his works, and samples from found footage and imagery online to produce his surreal videos. Of his psychedelic style, Sodeoka says, “For me, it’s about making mind-altering hypnotizing visuals with no weird chemicals involved.”
Japanese, b. 1967, Yokohama, Japan, based in New York, New York