This work based on the "Island Eye Island Ear" project conceived by E.A.T. (Experiments in Art and Technology) members Fujiko Nakaya and David Tudor in 1974 marks the realization of a totally novel kind of soundscape.
Nine superdirective speaker poles are arranged in a 3 x 3 grid pattern on the venue's 10x10m mirrored floor. While rotating autonomously, these poles shoot "sonic beams" - carefully composed of environmental sounds recorded in Yamaguchi and a variety of other places, as well as noises picked up in real-time in a different part of the building - across the exhibition space.
These sonic beams bounce back as soon as they hit the surrounding walls, and weave a complex "carpet of sounds" inside the exhibition space. While perceiving the locally generated and immediately shifting or disappearing sounds, the visitor can experience a spectacular setting of sound and light that integrates the natural exterior environment.