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-).



  • Ryoji Ikeda 'supercodex' live set, The Met, New York

    Wednesday, September 6, 7 pm
    Thursday, September 7, 7 pm

    Following his 2014 sold-out run of "superposition" at The Met with a wildly innovative new stage show, "supercodex," a beeping, pulsating, cacophonous mix of techno sound and multimedia art, explores the difference between "data of sound" and "sound of data."

    The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

    supercodex is presented in collaboration with the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) as part of the opening night of FIAF's Crossing the Line Festival 2017.


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