LIFE (complex system)

‘LIFE (complex system) – no.10’

Installation view at SCAI THE BATHHOUSE.

Details of ‘LIFE (complex system) – no.10.’

L.E.D., IC, microcomputer by Ikegami program, electric wire, passive sensor, plexiglass, aluminum honeycomb panel, stainless steel frame


128.2 x 176.4 x 12.8 cm

Photo: Nobutada Omote

This system is called ‘Life i-model’, it has a microchip developed by Dr. Takashi Ikegami (biotechnology) built in. Each LED decides its own counting speed every time when they reach 0, considering their surroundings. So, the counting speed of the LEDs changes every time. This represents ‘life’ transforming itself relating with others, and evoke the sense of life undergoing metamorphosis when a life is born again after its death. In this work, the connection between the LEDs is clearly connected by wires, and acrylic glass is inlaid to cover the whole area. It looks like a part of a "life form" housed in a specimen box.