Thursday, 14 April 2011

Ryoji Ikeda - Datamatics [ver.2.0]

datamatics [ver.2.0] is the latest audiovisual concert in Ryoji Ikeda's datamatics series‚ an art project that explores the potential to perceive the invisible multi--substance of data that permeates our world.

Using pure data as a source for sound and visuals, datamatics combines abstract and mimetic presentations of matter, time and space in a powerful and breathtakingly accomplished work. The technical dynamics of the piece, such as its extremely fast frame rates and variable bit depths, continue to challenge and explore the thresholds of our perceptions.

It will be shown on April 18th at the Barbican, London.

Datamatics [ver.2.0] premiered in 2006 at the AV festival in Newcastle, and has since been exhibited at the Pompidou Metz, Ars Electronica Linz, Grec Festival de Barcelona and Concertbouw Brugge. 18 April's performance marks the first time since 2006 that it's been shown in London.

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