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the transfinite

“…spectacular, trippy and fun… the transfinite is definitely something to see and experience. Sublime spectacle” – The New York Times

the transfinite is a large-scale digital installation of three works by Japanese artist and composer Ryoji Ikeda. 

Originally commissioned for the third Annual Visual Art Exhibition at the Park Avenue Armory, New York, the transfinite is a visual and sonic environment where visitors are submerged in an extreme illustration of projected and synchronised data. Using scale, light, shade, volume, shadow, electronic sounds, and rhythm to flood the senses, Ikeda conjures up a transformative environment in which visitors confront data on a scale that defies comprehension, experiencing ‘the infinite’.


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the transfinite

Ryoji Ikeda
2011

“…spectacular, trippy and fun… the transfinite is definitely something to see and experience. Sublime spectacle” – The New York Times

the transfinite is a large-scale digital installation of three works by Japanese artist and composer Ryoji Ikeda. 

Originally commissioned for the third Annual Visual Art Exhibition at the Park Avenue Armory, New York, the transfinite is a visual and sonic environment where visitors are submerged in an extreme illustration of projected and synchronised data. Using scale, light, shade, volume, shadow, electronic sounds, and rhythm to flood the senses, Ikeda conjures up a transformative environment in which visitors confront data on a scale that defies comprehension, experiencing ‘the infinite’.

  • Premiered

    Park Avenue Armory, New York, USA

  • Credits

    the transfinite was created by Ryoji Ikeda in 2011. Commissioned by Park Avenue Armory. Produced by Park Avenue Armory and Forma. 

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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.

Press


RYOJI IKEDA: the transfinite, The New York Times, 26 May 2011

Walking into The Matrix on Park Avenue, Hyperallergic, 7 June 2011

Background image: Installation view, Ryoji Ikeda, the transfinite 2011, Park Avenue Armory, New York, USA, 2011