Kari-kari no uzu (カリカリの渦) is a site-specific installation. The work is started from the idea of micro-sound in the nature & the routine of sound events in the surrounding.This installation is installed in a music room of the former elementary school in Amino, Kyotango. By using some found objects at the school, eg. electronic clock, drums, table, 16mm film wheel & turntables, to form a simple electronic system for controlling a transparent 16mm film being rolled back and forth between 2 turntables , which is according to the connection of the minutes hand on the clock . The projection of the transparent 16mm film echoes the train which is passing by just behind the building. A vinyl is found from the school which is being played just through a turntable needle, in which the volume of sound is very low.However, the songs from the vinyl could be heard if the audience get close to it. It echoes other parts of installation that invite the audience to listen the sparking-liked sound made by some woodworm in 2 pieces of dried wood.
On the other hand, there is a programmed device to trigger the sound played by an electronic piano in the music room. The sound that I choose which I felt like the signal to alert the citizen if the train passing by in the intersection. The sound is played according to the timetable and my observation of the train passing by during my residency period. This part of the installation that I hope to echoes the outdoor sound events from the environment.
“kari-kari”is an onomatopoeia in Japanese, which represent the sparkling sound in small volume . “uzu”means vortex in Japanese. For me, the train passing by every day, the 16mm films go back and forth in between the turntables, the vinyl is played from the turntable and a
D-I-Y star chart which made by the former elementary teacher was placed on the vinyl, the minute hand is moving on the clock, those single elements are moving in a circular way to form a vortex as well.