Norimichi Hirakawa The Irreversible
1024 sequences of 2 seconds video of irreversible change are rewinding. Recorded reverse time ticks forward on audience mind in real time.
For good (or evil), the time never returns.
Looking irreversible change in rewinding direction is never implemented by real-time processing because of its impossibility of inverse operation.
If the real-time-ness we perceive in this world could be accentuated by realizing “Now and Here” is transient in the history of the universe, isn’t it the essence that the movie you saw today doesn’t look the same as same movie you saw yesterday?
Norimichi Hirakawa was born in 1982. His works, centralizing in real-time processed, computer programmed audio visual installations, have been shown at national and international art exhibitions as well as the Media Art Festivals. He is a recipient of many awards including the Excellence Prize at the Japan Media Art Festival in 2004, and the Award of Distinction at Prix Ars Electronica in 2008. Having been involved in a wide range of activities, he has worked on a concert piece production for Ryoji Ikeda, collaborated with Yoshihide Otomo, Yuki Kimura and Benedict Drew, participated in the Lexus Art Exhibition at Milan Design week, and has started live performance as Typingmonkeys.