data.scan [nº1-9] by Ryoji Ikeda

data.scan [nº1-9] by Ryoji Ikeda

Pick of the Week #81

This week’s pick is  data.scan [nº1-9] by Ryoji Ikeda, an audiovisual installation currently exhibiting at MU in Eindhoven.

Born in 1966 in Gifu, Japan, Ikeda lives and works in Paris, France.

His work is described as focusing on “the essential characteristics of sound itself and that of visuals as light, by means of both mathematical precision and mathematical aesthetics. He elaborately orchestrates sound, visuals, materials, physical phenomena and mathematical notions into immersive live performances and installations.” Ikeda website

Often using frequencies at the edge of human hearing and subtle synaesthetic interactions, Ikeda plays with human perception to create experiential digital art, placing the viewer’s senses within a data driven world.

“data.scan [N º 1-9] is an audiovisual installation in which each pixel of each image according to strict mathematical principles and exact models is calculated. Nine screens composed elaborate microscopic visualization, tightly synchronized with a minimalist soundtrack. Viewers experienced an immense universe of seemingly abstract data while they are between the screen grid of sculptural columns move.” MU

Following presentations in New York, Bogota and Montreal, Ikeda’s data.scan [N º 1-9] is showing for the first time in Europe at MU. This installation is part of his 2006 series in which the huge flow of data that generates our world materializes in picture and sound.

Coming soon is his performance “Superposition” at STRP Biennale in Eindhoven which is organised by MU. For more information and tickets for this view

He is also exhibiting at the Barbican in March.

Ryoji’s website

Ryoji’s twitter


#visualisation #interactive #installation


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