Ryoji Ikeda

  • , systematics [nº1], 2012
    punched tape for vintage computers, acrylic panels, LEDs, stainless steel
    1030 x 16 x 59mm
  • , test pattern [100m version], 2013
    audiovisual installation, 2013
    © Wonge Bergmann für die Ruhrtriennale 2013
    © Ryoji Ikeda

    date / place:
    AUG 23-25, 2013 / Ruhrtriennale, Kraftzentrale, Duisburg, DE
    SEP 4-15, 2013 / Ruhrtriennale, Kraftzentrale, Duisburg, DE

    concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda
    computer graphics, programming: Tomonaga Tokuyama

Born in 1966 in Gifu, Japan
Lives and works in Paris, France and Kyoto, Japan

Japan’s leading electronic composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda focuses on the essential characteristics of sound itself and that of visuals as light by means of both mathematical precision and mathematical aesthetics. Ikeda has gained a reputation as one of the few international artists working convincingly across both visual and sonic media. He elaborately orchestrates sound, visuals, materials, physical phenomena and mathematical notions into immersive live performances and installations. Alongside of pure 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-).




    January 9-21, 2018

    RYOJI IKEDA | PREMIERE IN SAN FRANCISCO - a diptych in the city

    JAN 9, 2018 - 7pm
    ‘supercodex [live set]’
    location: Gray Area
    Grand Theatre, 2665 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA 94110

    Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ryoji-ikeda-supercodex-live-set-tickets-39994340148

    JAN 10-21, 2018
    ‘A [4ch version]’
    location: Minnesota Street Project
    Ars Citizen temporary space
    Gallery 200 (2nd floor)
    1275 Minnesota Street
    San Francisco, CA 94107
    open Tues-Sat 11am-6pm / 
    Sun 14 11am-6pm, Sun 21 2pm-8pm

    SPECIAL EVENTS during the exhibition time:

    JAN 10, 3pm - 5pm: ‘A [4ch version]’, opening reception with Ryoji Ikeda present
    JAN 13, 6pm - 9pm: extended evening gallery hours 
    JAN 14, 11am - 4am: shuttle loop between FOG and Untitled fairs, and Minnesota Street Project every 20-30 minutes 
    JAN 14: talk by Evelyne Jouanno, Ars Citizen Director and Curator (time tbd)
    JAN 21, 4pm - 8pm: Ars Citizen participates in ART GIVES BACK, a benefit event organized for victims of the North Bay fires (more info: artgivesback.org)

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