Rolf Julius creates compositions and spaces combining visual and acoustic elements, sound and images. The affinity he felt for contemporary composers, whom he discovered in the 1970s at festivals and on the radio following his education in the fine arts, led to the inclusion of music and sound in his works. In his performances in both urban and rural spaces, as well as indoors, he associates acoustic space with various materials and nature. Of the equal weight given to images and sound in his subtle, poetic acoustic sculptures located on the threshold between the aural and the visual, Julius said: “I create a musical space with my images. With my music, I create an illustrated space. Images and music are equal. They come in contact with the mind of the viewer and the listener and, inside, something new comes of it.” His close relationship with the pioneering Japanese sound artist Takehisa Kosugi and his interest in Japan’s culture and natural beauty play an important role in Julius’ practice. "Uenopark 3" belongs to a series related with sound and images recorded in a public park in Tokyo. Like a magnifying glass, the eye is drawn to the image of koi fish which are brought to life through the combination of water and digital sounds.


  • Title: Uenopark 3
  • Creator: Rolf Julius
  • Date Created: 2010
  • Physical Dimensions: Vase: 25 × 25 × 12.5 cm, video: 4′10′′
  • Rights: Arter Photo: Sena Nur Taştekne
  • Medium: Glass vase, water, video (colour, sound)

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