A public art project interweaves light and sound at the Daihonzan Zojoji Temple and its surrounding areas in Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo. The architectural and topographical data of the Daihonzan Zojoji Temple were analyzed and coded using programming. A virtual space was generated with embedded information, which was then converted into light and sound. The light and sound emitted by the balloon-shaped devices changed according to the movements of the audience. The dance company ELEVENPLAY, led by director/choreographer MIKIKO, performed simultaneously, moving freely across various stages and venues scattered throughout the site. Miu Sakamoto’s voice enveloped the participants as they walked around the Daihonzan Zojoji Temple, guided by 1,000 devices.

DatesSaturday, November 16, 2019 – 18:00–21:00 
VenueDaihonzan of Japanese Pure Land Buddhism Zojoji, Minato City Shiba Park and Metropolitan Shiba Park
WebsiteTokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13 Light and Sound installation “Coded Field”


Organizers: Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Support: Minato Ward, Tokyo
Planning and production: Rhizomatiks
Production: TOW Co.,LTD.
Technological support: SPRESENSE™ by Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation