Light emitting diode, IC, microcomputer by Ikegami program, steel, plastic cover, passive sensor, electric wire.
Courtesy Lisson Gallery
Photo: Ken Adlard
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, an LED inside a plastic dome is organically connected to other LEDs by wires, an image similar to the "le corps sans organes" described by the French philosophers Félix Guattari & Gilles Deleuze.