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data.tron

How many points are there in a line? What is the number of numbers? How can we verify that the random is random? data.tron 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.tron is an audiovisual installation in which each single pixel of visual image is strictly calculated by mathematical principle, composed from a combination of pure mathematics and the vast sea of data present in the world. These images are projected onto a large screen, heightening and intensifying the visitor's perception and total immersion within the work.


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data.tron

Ryoji Ikeda
2008

How many points are there in a line? What is the number of numbers? How can we verify that the random is random? data.tron 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.tron is an audiovisual installation in which each single pixel of visual image is strictly calculated by mathematical principle, composed from a combination of pure mathematics and the vast sea of data present in the world. These images are projected onto a large screen, heightening and intensifying the visitor's perception and total immersion within the work.

  • Credits

    data.tron was created by Ryoji Ikeda in 2007. Co-produced by Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains, France and Forma.

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Ryoji Ikeda, data.tron 2007. Photo: Liz Hingley

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Ryoji Ikeda, data.tron 2007. Photo: Ryuichi Maruo, courtesy of Yamaguchi Centre for Art and Media

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Ryoji Ikeda, data.tron 2007. Photo: Ryuichi Maruo

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Ryoji Ikeda, data.tron 2007. Photo: Ryuichi Maruo, courtesy of Yamaguchi Centre for Art and Media

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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.

Previous presentations

2011

Park Avenue Armory, New York, USA
Museo de Arte, Univversidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Columbia

2010

Haus der Kultur der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan

2009

Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Austria
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan
Surrey Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK

 

2008

Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media, Japan 
Arts Center Z33, Hasselt, Belgium
MIC Toi Rerehiko, Media and Interdisciplinary Arts Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
Grand Palais, Paris, France

Background image: Ryoji Ikeda, data.tron 2007. Photo: Liz Hingley