Pixel bondage on rice paper

I had read about bondage before. I thought “Ok, sounds cool!” but when i saw it this morning i just couldn’t move away from it, it’s simply mesmerizing.


bondage creates music using pictures of Japanese women made by Japanese photographer, Nobuyoshi Araki. The photo was scanned and projected onto a shoji – the traditional Japanese rice paper wall with sliding doors.

The photographs are fed into an image-synthesizing program, scanned and analyzed to become the harmonic spectrum of the sound to be arranged and mixed. Visitors reveal hidden layers of photographs that are projected onto a paper surface.With their movements in front of the installation, they scan the image and modify it, which simultaneously activate the installation’s sound environment.

Created by Atau Tanaka. Metasynth processing by Eric Wenger.