The Japanese artist is known for his overwhelming live acts and mind-expanding audiovisual work. datamatics [ver.2.0] takes place in Eye Filmmuseum, in the context of the large solo exhibition of Ikeda that is currently being presented there.
For its equally minimalistic and breathtaking audiovisual art, Ikeda (Japan, 1966) uses mathematics, quantum mechanics, computer data, sound and light effects. He transforms them into works of great power and beauty. Often his works of art depict the invisible structures and data that govern our lives, from DNA to galaxies: the unimaginable small and the unimaginably large.
In his live concert datamatics [ver.2.0] on November 23 in Eye Filmmuseum, Ikeda will show us how data forms our understanding of the world. With his abstract images of matter, time and space, the performance meanders between science and philosophy. During the concert, Ikeda projects computer-generated images, software codes, and patterns that are derived from errors on the hard disk.
He concludes with spectacular, four-dimensional mathematical images that seemingly open up endless views. The hypnotic soundtrack also seems to evoke a boundless acoustic space. The concert is part of his project datamatics, which investigates the limits of perception and allows us to experience what escapes comprehension.
A collaboration between Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam Art Weekend and IDFA.
23 November 2018, 20.30-21.30hrs
Exhibition Ryoji Ikeda: 15 Sep - 2 Dec at Eye Filmmuseum.
Ticket link: here