data.scan is part of Ryoji Ikeda's datamatics project, a series of experiments that explore such questions both physically and mathematically. Visitors experience the vast universe of data in the infinite between 0 and 1.
data.scan presents an audio-visual relationship relating to large sets of data from two recent meta-scientific investigations that have mapped the human body and the astronomical universe. The horizontal monitor-based data.scan is registered intimately in relation to the viewer’s body. The dialogue of sound and image in data.scan addresses notions of randomness, extremities of scale, and binaries of the visible/audible and invisible/inaudible.
data.scan was created by Ryoji Ikeda in 2009. Produced by Forma.
Ryoji Ikeda is a Japanese sound and visual artist living and working in Paris, France and Kyoto, Japan. Ikeda has gained an international reputation as one of the few artists working convincingly across both visual and sonic media. He elaborately orchestras sound, visuals, materials, physical phenomena and mathematical notions into immersive live performances and installations. Alongside musical activity, Ikeda has been working on long-term projects through live performances, installations, books and CD’s such as datamatics (2006-), test pattern (2008-), spectra (2001-), cyclo (a collaborative project with Carsten Nicolai), superposition (2012-), supersymmetry (2014-) and micro | macro (2015-). Ryoji Ikeda is represented by Almine Rech Gallery.
Park Avenue Armory, New York, USA
Museo de Arte, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Columbia
Artisphere, Arlington, USA
Design Museum, Holon, Israel
Fondation Vasarely, Aix en Provence, France
Museum of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
Surrey Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
Background image: Ryoji Ikeda, data.scan 2009. Photo: Leon Dario Pelaez