Chi-Wen Gallery is pleased to present Masayuki Kawai’s third solo-exhibition with the gallery, VIDEORGANISM- Infinite Mutation, on view from July 4 - August 22, 2015.
Masayuki Kawai creates video works in a unique style that takes radical visions of philosophy and politics from the standpoint of of informational society’s consideration and criticism of the essence of media. He explores his vast range of styles and activities unconstrained by existing genres such as films, contemporary arts, and media arts.
In this third solo show with the gallery, the artist will showcase several new video works which include the Video Feedback Aleatoric series, the Video Feedback Configuration series and the No signal, Tuned and Framed series. Each work is made with an analog video feedback from a closed circuit system with free-flowing electronic data. No outer video/sound source is used; the video machines and circuits contain subtle noises that are amplified in the loop to generate infinite data flows. When these are put into the video input, they display various figure and colour mutations. When these are channeled into the audio input, they make sounds that are synchronized with the image. It is impossible to make these images and sounds by computer programing-simulation because the digital process eliminates the noise and gives privilege to the signals. Thus, through these works, we directly experience an organic creation of singularity with analog electronic video.