Hiroshi Ouchi

Hiroshi is a veteran WOW director and has worked on everything from commercial work, music videos, to interactive and installation artworks. These days he is working on WOW’s installation efforts as well as Museum works. He has contributed to exhibition events around the globe including Basel World. Hiroshi’s work is always careful to to consider the environment in which they inhabit and the element of human interaction.

Credits

Creative Director:Kosuke Oho
Art Director:Hiroshi Ouchi
Visual Designers:Shingo Abe, Daihei Shibata, Shigeru Makino, Tomoya Kimpara, KC
Producer:Kazuhiko Kameda

Music Composer:Masato Hatanaka

Image System:Yutaka Endo (LUFTZUG), Masato Tsutsui (adsr)

In Cooperation With:Canon Europe Ltd.,
Canon Italia S.p.A.

Exhibition Producer:Toshiki Kiriyama (TRUNK LTD.)

Exhibition Supervisor:Hikaru Mori (ZITOMORI)

Exhibition Space Designer:
TORAFU ARCHITECTS

Photographer:
Daisuke Ohki

Circle of Light

Canon, NEOREAL WONDER|2011
Light changes by the second, from day to night, and throughout the seasons of the year. It constantly shines over the world somewhere, providing energy and comfort through its strength and beauty, rising and drawing routinely in a cycle which seems to be eternal. In the real world, it is never be possible to command the entire view of this cycle of light. This work is an attempt to realize such grandstand view of this transient Circle of Light.

About the Exhibition
The work was produced for the exhibition,
NEOREAL WONDER - The World of Canon Digital Imaging held at Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano marking its 50th year in 2011. It was projected on the three- dimensional screen consisting of countless strands of leveling cords, created by TORAFU ARCHITECTS under the theme “Light Loom.” The exhibition space included a 3m wide and 8m long entrance tunnel leading to a main hall, where two 10m x 4m curved screens were installed near the entrance and the exit, flanking the luminous strands of cords forming the word “WONDER” at the center. 24 computer controlled projectors were used to create and regulate the atmospheric wholeness of the space. Unlike flat-screen projections, the luminous cords projections have a character of drastically changing their expressions depending on the viewing angle, and invites the viewer to an entirely new visual experience and a world of sensibilities previously unthinkable.

Credits

Creative Director:Kosuke Oho
Art Director:Hiroshi Ouchi
Visual Designers:Shingo Abe, Daihei Shibata, Shigeru Makino, Tomoya Kimpara, KC
Producer:Kazuhiko Kameda

Music Composer:Masato Hatanaka

Image System:Yutaka Endo (LUFTZUG), Masato Tsutsui (adsr)

In Cooperation With:Canon Europe Ltd.,
Canon Italia S.p.A.

Exhibition Producer:Toshiki Kiriyama (TRUNK LTD.)

Exhibition Supervisor:Hikaru Mori (ZITOMORI)

Exhibition Space Designer:
TORAFU ARCHITECTS

Photographer:
Daisuke Ohki

Credits

Creative Director:Mamoru Kano
Art Director/Designer:Hiroshi Ouchi

Technical Director/Interaction Designer:Takashi Aoki

Sound Designer:Tomohiro Nagasaki, Takashi Aoki

Animation Designers:Hiroshi Ouchi, Kazunori Kojima, Takuma Nakazi, Shigeru Makino, Shingo Abe, Daihei Shibata

Programmer:Yoshiki Miura [FUTONE INC]

Server API & Generative Audio System Developer:Masahide Yoshida [RaNa gRam]

Front-end programmer of the sharing website:Keisuke Yamamoto [RaNa gRam]

VISUAMUSIO

iPad Application|2012
VISUAMUSIO is an iPad application that enables users to simply make visual music without any experience. The canvas rotates slowly and you just need to play with shapes and colors to make visual image of music. Playing with visual images naturally leads to understanding of the relativity between motion and sounds then to making of your own music.

Intention
Throughout history, experimental filmmakers and animators have been intrigued by the relationships between sight and sound, visual imagery and musical composition, and have explored these in new and exciting forms of expression. The abstract films and animations referred to as “Visual Music,” were first born between the 1940s and the 1960s, and have had a lasting influence on modern computer animation and motion graphics. This project re construct the experiments of past artists in iPad and continue to search for the possibility of visual image and sound.

Credits

Creative Director:Mamoru Kano
Art Director/Designer:Hiroshi Ouchi

Technical Director/Interaction Designer:Takashi Aoki

Sound Designer:Tomohiro Nagasaki, Takashi Aoki

Animation Designers:Hiroshi Ouchi, Kazunori Kojima, Takuma Nakazi, Shigeru Makino, Shingo Abe, Daihei Shibata

Programmer:Yoshiki Miura [FUTONE INC]

Server API & Generative Audio System Developer:Masahide Yoshida [RaNa gRam]

Front-end programmer of the sharing website:Keisuke Yamamoto [RaNa gRam]