Pick of the Week #16
Ikeda creates a visual and sonic environment where visitors are submerged in an extreme illustration of projected and synchronized data. His work uses scale, light, shade, volume, shadow, electronic sounds, and rhythm to flood the senses. In choreographing vast amounts of digital information, Ikeda conjures up a transformative environment in which visitors confront data on a scale that defies comprehension, experiencing the infinite.
Ikeda’s official bio describes him as “Japan’s leading electronic composer and visual artist, Ryoji Ikeda, focuses on the minutiae of ultrasonics, frequencies and the essential characteristics of sound itself. Fascinated by data, light and sound, he shapes music, time and space by mathematical methods and explores these phenomena as sensation, pulling apart their physical properties to reveal their relationships with human perception.”
The cyclo duet, Ryoji Ikeda and Carsten Nicolai (aka Alva Noto), has been creating spatial compositions of immersed experience. Their works utilized sounds, spaces, mathematical data, and visual patterns what would put audiences on a different dimension of perception, cognition and aesthetic. Ryoji Ikeda’s solo exhibition at Park Avenue Armory in New York piled up his experiments on multi-sensory sources. It was up until 11 June 2011.
Technical Note :
visual and sonic environment, projected synchronised data, immersed experience