Naoko Tosa

Naoko Tosa is an internationally renowned Japanese media artist, born in 1961 in Fukuoka, Japan. She has been creating artworks expressing Japanese tradition and culture utilizing digital technologies. At her solo exhibition, she exhibited 10 pieces of her new artworks titled“Japanese Sanctuary” which expresses silence and at the same time dynamism based on Japanese “Zen” and “Shinto.” She has exhibited her artworks at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the New York Metropolitan Art Museum, the Long Beach Museum, International Berlin Film Festival New Media Division and other many locations worldwide.


Shan Shui Meditation, 2023
by Naoko Tosa
4K Single Channel Video
Edition of 2

This extraordinary creation transcends the boundaries of art, immersing you in a profound experience that resonates with your soul. Imagine the ethereal voice of a monk from Kyoto’s Myoshinji Temple, channeled through technology, whispering ancient wisdom into the very core of your being. As the melodic vibrations gracefully dance through the air, they delicately caress the surface of tiny glass beads, each measuring just 0.1mm, perched atop the speaker’s cone.

Captured by the lens of a high-speed camera, an intricate ballet of movement and emotion unfolds at an astounding 2000 frames per second. Each fleeting moment immortalized, unveiling a mesmerizing tapestry of sound and motion that defies reality. As your senses intertwine, the vibrations, once merely audible, metamorphose into a tangible sensation that courses through your veins.

But it doesn’t stop there. This artwork doesn’t just engage your senses; it envelops your consciousness in a surreal embrace. With every gaze upon the visual manifestation of the sound, a synesthetic symphony awakens deep within, casting a spell that transcends the visual realm. A symphony of emotions and sensations, a dance of audiovisual poetry, all converging to craft an intoxicating masterpiece that leaves an indelible mark on your heart and mind.