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Cypher comes from hip-hop culture. With cypher, you go beyond just listening to the music as an onlooker—it’s significance is that you become one of the players who are rapping, and you join that community. The same is true for club culture (club music), which is closely connected to hip-hop culture. The significance here is in people coming together and participating in the community, with everyone physically expressing themselves in their own personal dance style, and people like DJs and VJs creating the dance tracks and actively mixing music and visuals. I created this work using VR, allows the viewer to create action on their own, because I felt I would be able to communicate more deeply about this kind of significance of hip-hop culture and club culture (club music), and the appeal of audiovisual art that is a combination of video and music that I see as an evolution of club music.
Welcome to VR CYPHER
VR CYPHER: presented by aliens here on earth.
Everyone dances in their own style, emitting sound and light. Move across the floor using the controller’s teleport function, and the sound and light will change depending on your position.
Move around, listening (and looking at) the light and sound emitted by each alien, then create your mix.
You can do more than just listen (and look); you can also emit light and sound.
Pull both the index-finger triggers to emit each sound and light and try having a session with the aliens.
OK, let’s join in the action!
VR HMD is required for the ultra experience of the work. Learn how to experience it here.
Audiovisual Artist ｜Japan
Audiovisual art/electronic music creator from Tokyo. To date, has released a number of video works that combine his own electronic music and video. In 2017, launched audiovisual/live performances under the name Video Bouillon. Performs live at venues like Liquidroom in Ebisu and music video media Boiler Room/DOMMUNE. In 2019, released the music album Digital Maze and four music videos under the name Eguo. Is also active in a range of fields such as VJing, creating artwork for flyers and posters, and as a part of the YouTube interview program ニートtokyo. Was rapping in his teens.