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“pheno_psycho_mime” is the ongoing project dealing with Japanese phenomime and psychomime. Vast numbers of Japanese onomatopoeic verbs and adjectives demonstrate a world phenomenon through an inaudible sound. The words like “kira kira(shining, being bright)” and “fuwa fuwa(floating without heavy feelings, being soft)” are created as the result of sonificating the world. “pheno_psycho_mime” is the sound/visual interpretation of linguistic study using field recording, sound manipulation and video images.

Akama Ryoko