Ryuichi Sakamoto: Seeing Sound Hearing Time

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Seeing Sound Hearing Time
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Technology - key to understanding the contemporary world and its phenomenon - and its interaction with sound, music and noise is the protagonist of the first presentation in an institutional space in China of the work of the great Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto. Visitors have an incredible occasion to reflect, as they take in eight of the most iconic works by Sakamoto, on how to undertake creating a musical album or experience an art exhibition, being an event conceived as a mix of genres and languages. Each musical installation represents a sonic universe, aesthetic and conceptual, offering visitors a multi-sensorial experience. One of the most important pieces of the exhibition exemplifies the work of Sakamoto and its ethos: LIFE – Fluid, Invisible, Inaudible… (2007/2021). In this work, twelve “water cisterns” are suspended from the ceiling and associated with highly evocative images - from the interaction of nature, sound and technology come visual and sonic landscapes of remarkable beauty and charm. The contributions of Shiro Takatani, Daito Manabe, Zakkubalan and Apichatpong Weerasethakul add even further value.

Manuela Lietti - © 2021 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Beijing