Melody Dots 21
At frist sight Melody Dots 21 , created by Yoko Seyama and Dirk Haubrich seems to be a gesamtkunstwerk. In it various art forms come together and all kinds of things are happening. It is a sculpture, consisting of a semicircualar screen and a mobile of multicoloured discs, which forms the kinetic part of the work, as they move in the wind. The sound, a piece written especially for this work by composer Dirk Haubrich, is another essential component. It’s this sound that causes the rhythmical interruptions of the two spotlights, which in turn cause the reflection of the colourful, dancing dots on the back wall. Melody Dots 21 is an amalgam of arts and consequently very exiting to look at. And although the beauty of the work lies in all its ingenuity, that is not the first concern of the Japanese artist Yoko Seyama. Her real interest is what all these art forms result in, which, in her own words, is a sculpture of pure light. To her it is about the dots, dancing on the screen, sometimes finding each other and fusing, then going their own way again.
The Berlin-based artist Yoko Seyama has a background in architecture and the arts. Seyama’s scenographic and multidisciplinary works are spatially oriented and have a time-based character. In her kinetic sculptures, Seyama combines digital elements and natural materials, including light. For this edition of Amsterdam Light Festival, she worked with German composer Dirk Haubrich.