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by Gil Kuno

"Waterfall" was envisioned as a futurist rendition of a Japanese art scroll (the "kakejiku.") They make use of analog display technology often used on bus destination signs. Each pixel is a physical dot similar to an Othello chip - one side is black and the other white. These pixels are flipped using computer controlled electromagnets to display footage from a waterfall in Vienna, Austria. LEDs hidden in the aluminum bars add color to an otherwise black and white palette. The mechanical sound of the flipping dots is also reminiscent of a waterfall.

About the artist

Gil Kuno tries to redirect the flow of the mind outside of the set patterns we are taught by society to construct. He aims to push people away from paradigmatic thinking through various themes, mediums and methodologies – aleatoric systems (chance operations,) exaggerated perception, derailed reality and re-envisioning experiences common within everyday life. Gil's works have been shown in major museums worldwide (Hammer Museum, Tokyo Photography Museum, National Art Center Tokyo, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, CCA Torun, Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, etc.) He has collaborated with artists such as Eye Yamantaka (Boredoms,) Yoshimi (Boredoms, OOIOO,) Battles, Vincent Gallo, Ken Ishii, Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins,) Carl Stone, Alec Empire (Atari Teenage Riot,) Merzbow, GX Jupitter Larsen, Christian Galarreta, Joseph Hammer, etc.