A time-reversed cosmological sequence of images generated by a computer programme. The programme uses the current status data to calculate the next step and irreversibly deletes all the previous stages. Every pixel is returned to the absolute beginning – to the unknown moment when the universe came into being, a.k.a. the Big Bang.
Norimichi Hirakawa, born in 1982, one of the most intriguing Japanese media artists of the young generation. Working at the intersection of arts and science, he designs generative installations and performative actions. Formally reticent as a rule, Hirakawa’s works are mostly outcomes of complex algorithmic processing and analyses of varied data, ranging from visual and audio to mathematical and more abstract data describing theoretical or real physical processes. Vigorously engaging in several projects, Hirakawa collaborates with such artists as, for example, Ryoji Ikeda, Seiko Mikami and Yoshihide Otomo. Hirakawa’s works have been shown worldwide at modern art exhibitions and media art festivals.