Format: Installation / tetraptych + 5.1ch surround sound version
Concept, direction, composition, programming: Ryoichi Kurokawa
Production: National Theatre Taipei, INFINE Art & Culture Exchange
“This is a 4-screen installation version of original 3ch HD projection + 5.1ch surround sound installation piece. This work is mainly composed of underwater sound and generative audio with digitally processed concrete imagery. Filmed images are poetically translated to the structure of geometric primitives such as points, lines and planes. These images combined with primitives and underwater sounds make deep space reminding a womb.” (Ryoichi Kurokawa)
“‘Celeritas’ is a Latin word meaning: ‘swiftness, speed’, and is at the origin of the symbol ‘c’ for the speed of light in physics.
This work focuses on the womb, and on babies’ speed and time conception that is very different from ours. One can say that the baby in a womb re-lives all of the experience of the hundreds-of-million-long history of evolution. In fact, amniotic fluid shares close similarity with the ancient sea water.
Normally, our dreams are composed of the fragments of our memories. Yet, the baby in a womb does not have memories. So, the dreams of the fetus could use the materials of future affairs as future memories.
Babies pass from 9 to 10 months in the womb. During this period, fetuses have the longest dream of their life. They might even have dreams of future events. What we are seeing, hearing, and feeling now might be the dreams we had in the womb.” (Ryoichi Kurokawa)