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superposition

superposition is a project by Ryoji Ikeda about the way we understand the reality of nature on an atomic scale and is inspired by the mathematical notions of quantum mechanics. 

Performers appear in Ikeda’s work for the first time, performing as operator / conductor / observer / examiners. All the components on stage will be in a state of superposition; sound, visuals, physical phenomena, mathematical concepts, human behaviour and randomness – these will be constantly orchestrated and de-orchestrated simultaneously in a single performance piece.


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superposition

Ryoji Ikeda
2012

superposition is a project by Ryoji Ikeda about the way we understand the reality of nature on an atomic scale and is inspired by the mathematical notions of quantum mechanics. 

Performers appear in Ikeda’s work for the first time, performing as operator / conductor / observer / examiners. All the components on stage will be in a state of superposition; sound, visuals, physical phenomena, mathematical concepts, human behaviour and randomness – these will be constantly orchestrated and de-orchestrated simultaneously in a single performance piece.

  • Credits

    superposition was created by Ryoji Ikeda in 2012. Performed by Stephane Garin and Amélie Grould. Commissioned by the Festival d'Automne à Paris. Produced by Ryoji Ikeda Studio, Quaternaire and Forma. Co-produced by Festival d’Automne à Paris, Les Spectacles Vivants – Centre Pompidou, France; Barbican, UK; Concertgebouw Brugge, Belgium; Festival de Marseille _ danse et arts multiples, France; Parc de La Villette, France; Kyoto Experiment, Japan; ZKM I Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany; STRP Art and Technology Festival, Netherlands; Stereolux / Festival Scopitone / le lieu unique, France. With the support of the DICReAM-CNC, France.

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Performance of Ryoji Ikeda's superposition at Festival de Marseille, France, 2013. © Daniel Karl Fidelis Fuchs

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Performance of Ryoji Ikeda's superposition at Festival de Marseille, France, 2013. © Daniel Karl Fidelis Fuchs

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Performance of Ryoji Ikeda's superposition at Festival de Marseille, France, 2013. © Daniel Karl Fidelis Fuchs

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Performance of Ryoji Ikeda's superposition at Festival de Marseille, France, 2013. © Daniel Karl Fidelis Fuchs

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Performance of Ryoji Ikeda's superposition at Festival de Marseille, France, 2013. © Daniel Karl Fidelis Fuchs

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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

2013

Kyoto Experiment, Kyoto, Japan
Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Festival de Marseille, France
Concertgebouw Brugge, Belgium
Barbican, London, UK
La Faïencerie, Creil, France
STRP Biennial, Eindhoven, Netherlands

 

2012

Festival Némo - Le Cent Quatre, Paris, France
Festival d’Automne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Background image: Performance of Ryoji Ikeda's superposition at Festival de Marseille, France, 2013. © Daniel Karl Fidelis Fuchs