Using pure data as a source for sound and visuals, datamatics combines abstract and mimetic presentations of matter, time and space in a powerful and breathtakingly accomplished work.
datamatics is the second audiovisual concert in Ryoji Ikeda’s datamatics series‚ an art project that explores the potential to perceive the invisible multi–substance of data that permeates our world
Projecting dynamic, computer–generated imagery – in pared down black and white with striking colour accents, Ikeda’s intense yet minimal graphic renderings of data progress through multiple dimensions. From 2D sequences of patterns derived from hard drive errors and studies of software code, the imagery transforms into dramatic, rotating views of the universe in 3D, whilst the final scenes add a further dimension as four-dimensional mathematical processing opens up spectacular and seemingly infinite vistas.
A powerful and hypnotic soundtrack reflects the imagery through a meticulous layering of sonic components to produce immense and apparently boundless acoustic spaces.
datamatics‚ alongside the recently released and critically acclaimed dataplex album‚ marks a significant and exciting progression in Ikeda’s work.
3 Mar 06 | AV Festival, The Sage Gateshead, UK
29 May 06 | Tate Modern‚ London, UK
7 Jun 06 | Tokyo International Forum C, JP
17 Jun 06 | Sonar, Barcelona‚ ES
14 Jul 06 | Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL
7 Aug 06 | ZeroOne San Jose, California Theater, San Jose, US
10 Aug 06 | Recombinant Media Labs, San Francisco, US
13 Oct 06 | Arnolfini, Bristol, UK
Produced by Forma
Co-commissioned by AV Festival 06 and ZeroOne San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge and ISEA 2006 Symposium
Supported by YCAM and Recombinant Media Labs
Ryoji Ikeda's European touring programme for 2006 is supported by the Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN Programme
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