Itaru Yasuda is a Japanese visual artist based in Berlin.
I design, program and perform generative visuals to create, in tandem with electronic music, streamlined synaesthetic experiences.
My visual composition vary from boldly minimal black and white 2D graphics to brutally colourful mind-bending 3D structures. Using hundreds of different visual combinations, I underline a strong sense of progression in live performance.
Working with leading electronic musicians, I have created immersive audiovisual shows and performed at world-renowned venues and events including The Guggenheim NYC, Sydney Opera House, Sónar Barcelona, Coachella, Time Warp, MUTEK Montréal and ARMA17 in Moscow.
I hold a B.A. in aesthetics and art history from Keio University in Tokyo, as well as an M.A. in media creation from the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS) in Gifu, Japan.
In 2011, I worked at WOW inc. in Tokyo. As a programmer in the R&D team, I took part in several developments of interactive installations and an iPad application using MaxMsp, Jitter, OpenFrameworks, C++ and Objective-C.
In 2012, I joined Richie Hawtin’s Berlin based electronic music label Minus, initially as a visual and interactive programmer, soon thereafter became the visual artist for Richie Hawtin and his alias Plastikman. While visualising his music, TouchDesigner became my focus, which I have been using to create numerous realtime visuals and audiovisual live systems.
In 2017, I became independent. Currently working on a number of original projects and new collaborations with musicians and creative studios.
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