This work was exhibited at the approach to Mt. Omine, where the “Hahakodo temple” stands on the site where the Off Limits to Women Gate once stood, and at the end of a path through the woods to the Sanjo River, which flows nearby.
The 2ch speakers installed 3m above the ground in the trees on either side of the visible point of the Sanjo River play a white noise-like mix of sounds sampled at various locations along the river. The sound was adjusted so that the natural sounds of the river were drowned out the most.
The viewer walks along a single path in the forest, always passing through the area and exiting to the river.
By passing through an area where the river is visible but its sound is drowned out by artificial noise, the viewer becomes aware of the real sound of the river with infinite resolution that appears before their eyes.
The name of the work, “Erode,” referring to the fact that the human ear is being eroded by man-made sounds, and to the process of noise elimination for the purpose of coding.
- Sound Engineer : Mitsuru Tajika
- Assistant Engineer : Ryo Kozuki (artical), Toru Koda
- Hardware Design : Takahiro Nagao (NEW DOMAIN), Kohei Kawashima (NEW DOMAIN), Keizan Saito (NEW DOMAIN)
- System support : Tatsuya Motoki, Asuna Ito
- Equipment Cooperation : artical
- Special Thanks : Akio Hayashi, Toru Kamekawa, Takahiro Kaji, Hideki Masutani, Minako Yoshino
- Photo #1~#3 by : Toru Koda