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Free radical photographer Emi Ichikawa

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Free radical is an experimental work of the photographer, Emi Ichikawa.

It is not merely an electronic form of her photo collection, but it is combined with sound,
creating an original worldview. You can enjoy pairs of photos arranged in two columns
as if you perform music on them.

Free radicals are molecules with unpaired electrons such as reactive oxygen and are highly reactive.
Inspired by abstract cracks on concrete walls and grounds, Emi Ichikawa picked up real scenes of oxidization in the daily life, which are destined to ruin.

- Combination of photo and sound, creating a new worldview
- Photos of high resolution, adapted to Retina display
- Each photo can be used as a wallpaper
- With a slide show mode

Abstract and concrete photos are arranged in pairs, and you can travel vertically or horizontally in the world of Free radical.

Swiping each photo in four directions, you can generate four different sounds.
Each sound is based on the seven-note scale and you can enjoy your music by swiping.

Photographer : Emi Ichikawa
Win the 17th Sakata-City Domon Ken cultural prize. “Uraue” (photo book), Tosei Pub.Co. Ltd., 2010. A solo exhibition “Free radical”, 2012.
The member of the Photographic Society of Japan.

Producer : Takashi Ichikawa
Editor : Yasuhiko Miyajima
Sounds : PantoGraphiC

Installation Requirements: iPad2 or later