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data.film

data.film 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.

A sculptural wall installation, data.film consists of a series of 35mm film mounted in a light box. The image on the film is constructed from microscopically printed data codes and patterns from pure digital sources, while the unusual proportions of the light box (4 cm high, 10 metres wide, 4 cm deep) create a long, narrow strip of film. Only upon close examination by the viewer can the film and its contents be recognised.


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Ryoji Ikeda

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

data.film 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.

A sculptural wall installation, data.film consists of a series of 35mm film mounted in a light box. The image on the film is constructed from microscopically printed data codes and patterns from pure digital sources, while the unusual proportions of the light box (4 cm high, 10 metres wide, 4 cm deep) create a long, narrow strip of film. Only upon close examination by the viewer can the film and its contents be recognised.

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Ryoji Ikeda, data.film 2007. photo: Ryuichi Maruo, courtesy of Yamaguchi Centre for Arts and Media

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Ryoji Ikeda, data.film 2007. photo: Ryuichi Maruo, courtesy of Yamaguchi Centre for Arts 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.


Credits

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