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photo: Stefan Altenburger, courtesy of LUMA Foundation
materials 4 DLP projectors, 1 computer, 8 speakers
dimensions W8 x H9 x D24 m
date | place
FEB 3 - MAR 19, 2017 ‘Elevation 1049: Avalanche’ - curated by Neville Wakefield and Olympia Scarry Gstaad, CH
credits

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

photo: courtesy of Almine Rech Gallery
materials pigment print on paper, aluminium support
dimensions W100.0 x H100.0 x D10.0 cm
date | place
APR 6-9, 2017 SP Arte, Sao Paulo, BR
APR 6 - MAY 20, 2017 Almine Rech Gallery, Grosvenor Hill, London, UK
photo: courtesy of Almine Rech Gallery
materials pigment print on paper, aluminium support
dimensions W100.0 x H100.0 x D10.0 cm
date | place
APR 6 - MAY 20, 2017 Almine Rech Gallery, Grosvenor Hill, London, UK
photo: courtesy of Almine Rech Gallery
materials pigment print on paper, aluminum support
dimensions W100.0 x H100.0 x D10.0 cm
date | place
APR 6 - JUN 9, 2017 SP Arte, Sao Paulo, BR
APR 6 - MAY 20, 2017 Almine Rech Gallery, Grosvenor Hill, London, UK
photo: courtesy of Almine Rech Gallery
materials pigment on paper, aluminium support
dimensions W100.0 x H100.0 x D10.0 cm
date | place
APR 6 - MAY 20, 2017 Almine Rech Gallery, Grosvenor Hill, London, UK
© Ryoji Ikeda
materials pigment on paper, aluminium support
dimensions W100.0 x H100.0 x D10.0 cm
date | place
APR 6 - MAY 20, 2017 Almine Rech Gallery, Grosvenor Hill, London, UK
photo: Takeshi Asano


© Ryoji Ikeda courtesy of Kyoto Experiment. filmed by Hiroyasu Takahashi

date | place
NOV 1-6, 2016 Kyoto Experiment 2016 Autumn, ROHM Theatre Kyoto, Kyoto, JP
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda
computer graphics, programming: Norimichi Hirakawa

photo: Frank Kleinbach, courtesy of KulturRegion Stuttgart
materials 2 DLP projectors, 1 computer, 4 speakers
dimensions W9.6 x H13.7 x D12 m
date | place
SEP 17 - OCT 9, 2016 “Aufstiege – Lichtkunstfestival zur Inszenierung des Auf und Ab” Akademie für Darstellende Kunst Baden-Württemberg, Ludwigsburg, DE
credits

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

photo: Zan Wimberley
materials 3 DLP projectors, 1 computer, 6 speakers
dimensions W25 x H13 x D25 m
date | place
MAR 1-27, 2016 Biennale Musiques en Scène Lyon 2016, Musée des Confluences, Lyon, FR
credits

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

photo: Franz Wamhof
date | place
SEP 18, 2015 - FEB 7, 2016 "Iichtsicht 5 - Projection-Biennale", Bad Rothenfelde, DE
credits

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

photo: courtesy of ACT Festival
materials 8 DLP projectors, 2 computers, 16 speakers
dimensions W75 x H12 x D33 m
date | place
NOV 25, 2015 - FEB 25, 2016 ACT Festival, ACC ACT Center, Gwangju, KR
credits

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

photo: Václav Šváb
materials 2 DLP projectors, 3 computers, 4 speakers
dimensions W15.5 x H8 x D15.5 m
date | place
JUL 1 - AUG 11, 2015 "Pilsen 2015", European Capital of Culture, CZ
credits

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

photo: Martin Wagenhan

materials 3 DLP video projectors, computers, speakers
date | place
JUN 21 - AUG 9, 2015 ZKM I Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, DE
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda
programming, computer graphics: Norimichi Hirakawa, Tomonaga Tokuyama, Yoshito Onishi, Satoshi Hama
commissioned by and produced in cooperation with ZKM I Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

photo: Martin Wagenhan
photo: Martin Wagenhan

materials 3 DLP video projectors, computers, speakers
date | place
JUN 21 - AUG 9, 2015 ZKM I Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, DE
SEP 10, 2016 - MAR 19, 2017 “Dialogue with Leonardo da Vinci / 4th Art & Science International Exhibition” Tsinghua University Art Museum, Beijing, CN
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda
programming, computer graphics: Norimichi Hirakawa, Tomonaga Tokuyama, Yoshito Onishi, Satoshi Hama
commissioned by and produced in cooperation with ZKM I Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

the planck universe was developed during Ryoji  Ikeda ’s residency period at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland in 2014-2015 as the winner of the 2014 Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN

photo: Keizo Kioku, courtesy of Dojima River Forum
photo: Keizo Kioku, courtesy of Dojima River Forum
materials 3 DLP projectors, computers, speakers
dimensions dimensions variable (suggested: W10 x H12 x D22.5 m)
date | place
OCT 19 - DEC 17, 2011 Museo de Arte, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, CO (curated by Maria Belen Saez de Ibarra)
JUL 25 - AUG 30, 2015 "Dojima River Biennale 2015", Dojima River Forum, Osaka, JP (curated by Tom Trevor)
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda
computer re-programming: Tomonaga Tokuyama, Norimichi Hirakawa
original computer programming: Shohei Matsukawa, Norimichi Hirakawa, Tomonaga Tokuyama

© Ryoji Ikeda
© Ryoji Ikeda
date | place
OCT 1-31, 2014 11:57pm > 0:00am (for 3 minutes) every night Times Square, New York, US
OCT 16, 2014 Midnight Moment Exclusive Sound Experience
credits

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

photo: Yasuharu Sasaki, courtesy of Red Bull Content Pool
photo: Yasuharu Sasaki, courtesy of Red Bull Content Pool
materials 4 DLP projectors, 5 computers, 8 speakers
dimensions dimensions variable (suggested: W18.0 x H5.4 x D6.0 m)
date | place
NOV 5-9, 2014 Spiral Hall, Tokyo, JP
credits

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

© Ryoji Ikeda
photo: © Ryoji Ikeda courtesy of Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Museum
photo: © Ryoji Ikeda courtesy of Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Museum
date | place
NOV 22, 2014 - MAR 22, 2015 “COSMOS - Multiple Practices in Art”, Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, CN
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda
computer graphics, programming: Norimichi Hirakawa

photo: Jeff Elstone, courtesy of Salon 94
photo: Jeff Elstone, courtesy of Salon 94
materials framed 16mm film (magnetic film for movie soundtrack)
dimensions W92.5 x H88.0 x D2.7 cm
date | place
OCT 18-31, 2014 Salon 94, New York, US
APR 6 - MAY 20, 2017 Almine Rech Gallery, Grosvenor Hill, London, UK
photo: Ryuichi Maruo, courtesy of Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]
photo: Ryuichi Maruo, courtesy of Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]
materials 40 DLP projectors, 41 computers, loud speakers
dimensions dimensions variable (suggested: W12.0 x H4.0 x D25.0 m)
date | place
APR 2 - JUN 1, 2014 Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM), Yamaguchi, JP
JUN 27 - SEP 21, 2014 le lieu unique Nantes, FR
APR 24 - MAY 31, 2015 The Vinyl Factory, London, UK
DEC 11, 2015 - FEB 28, 2016 KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn, EE
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda

in collaboration with
programming, computer graphics: Norimichi Hirakawa
programming, computer graphics, computer system design, technical management: Tomonaga Tokuyama
programming, computer graphics: Yoshito Onishi

curator: Kazunao Abe (YCAM), Patrick Gyger (le lieu unique)

co-developed with YCAM InterLab
cooperated by Gallery Koyanagi
equipment cooperation: Mix Wave, Inc., Bell-Park Co., Ltd.

co-produced by
Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM)
le lieu unique, scène nationale de Nantes
Ryoji Ikeda Studio

photo: Ryuichi Maruo, courtesy of Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]
photo: Ryuichi Maruo, courtesy of Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]
dimensions W12.5 × D12.5 × H80.0 cm (each)
date | place
APR 2 - JUN 1, 2014 Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM), Yamaguchi, JP
JUN 27 - SEP 21, 2014 le lieu unique, Nantes, FR
APR 24 - MAY 31, 2015 The Vinyl Factory, London, UK
DEC 11, 2015 - FEB 28, 2016 KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn, EE
credits

programming, computer graphics: Ryoji Ikeda

in collaboration with
programming, computer graphics, mechanics/optics/device design, technical management: Norimichi Hirakawa
programming, computer graphics, computer system design: Tomonaga Tokuyama
programming, computer graphics, electronics design: Yoshito Onishi

curator: Kazunao Abe (YCAM), Patrick Gyger (le lieu unique)

co-developed with YCAM InterLab
cooperated by Gallery Koyanagi

co-produced by
Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM)
le lieu unique, scène nationale de Nantes
Ryoji Ikeda Studio

© Ryoji Ikeda
© Ryoji Ikeda
materials 49 xenon searchlights, 8.2ch sound system
date | place
AUG 4-11, 2014 Victoria Tower Gardens, London, UK (as part of the WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, produced by ArtAngel)
credits

concept, composition : Ryoji Ikeda
technical support: Skylight, Paris, FR

photo: Jeff Elstone, courtesy of Salon 94
photo: Jeff Elstone, courtesy of Salon 94
materials framed punched tape for vintage computers
dimensions W92.5 x H1.6 x D4.2 cm
date | place
OCT 18-31, 2014 Salon 94, New York, US
DEC 5, 2015 - MAR 28, 2016 "How to live? - Future images yesterday and today", Wilhelm-Hack-Museum Ludwigshafen am Rhein, DE
 
systematics [nº1-6]
MAY 28 - JUL 31, 2015 "Cinétique et Numérique”, Galerie Denise René, Paris, FR
photo: Jana Chiellino, courtesy of HeK
materials 3 DLP projectors, computers, speakers
dimensions W15.0 x H3.0 x D7.0 m
date | place
NOV 22, 2014 - MAR 29, 2015 House of Electronic Arts Basel, CH
credits

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

photo: Wonge Bergmann, courtesy of Ruhrtriennale 2013
photo: Wonge Bergmann, courtesy of Ruhrtriennale 2013
materials 10 DLP projectors, computers, loudspeakers
dimensions W13.3 x H16.7 (projection throw distance) x D100.0 m
date | place
AUG 23-25, 2013 Ruhrtriennale, Kraftzentrale, Duisburg, DE
SEP 4-15, 2013 Ruhrtriennale, Kraftzentrale, Duisburg, DE
credits

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

photo: Zan Wimberley
photo: Zan Wimberley
materials 5 DLP projectors, 6 computers, 6 speakers
dimensions dimensions variable (suggested: W44.0 x H21.0 x D25.0 m)
date | place
JUN 8 - JUL 1, 2013 Carriageworks, Sydney, AU
credits

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

photo: Fernando Maquieira, courtesy of Espacio Fundación Telefónica
photo: Fernando Maquieira, courtesy of Espacio Fundación Telefónica
photo: Fernando Maquieira, courtesy of Espacio Fundación Telefónica
photo: Fernando Maquieira, courtesy of Espacio Fundación Telefónica

materials 7 DLP projectors, computers, speakers
dimensions dimensions variable (suggested: W2.5 x H3.5 x D22.0 m)
date | place
SEP 28, 2013 - JAN 5, 2014 Fundacion Telefonica, Madrid, ES
credits

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

© Ryoji Ikeda


© Cyril Meroni

date | place
OCT 10-13, 2013 "Marseille Provence 2013", Fondation Vasarely, Marseille-Provence 2013, Aix-en-Provence, FR
credits

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

photo: courtesy of the 5th Auckland Triennial, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.
photo: courtesy of the 5th Auckland Triennial, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.

This is a site-specific sound installation created for and dedicated to the six silos at the waterfront in Auckland.

The title A stands for the standard concert pitch 440Hz, so-called "La". This concert pitch, however, has varied over the past few hundreds of years, from Bach's era to the recent definition ('70s) by ISO (the International Organization for Standardization). For example, the pitch of Handel's tuning fork, which was made in 1751, is 422.5Hz however another tuning fork used by Steinway & Sons to tune pianos in London in 1879 is 454.7Hz. The musical note "A" as the standard pitch for orchestras has never been precisely defined, and still varies depending on orchestras or countries.

A series of historical concert pitches "A" is assigned to each silo and is emitted at the same time with a certain order/composition from some hidden loudspeakers installed in the space.

Each sound is a sine wave, one of the purest tones and almost identical to the sound of tuning forks. Scientifically speaking, sine waves are fundamental building blocks of sound as a physical phenomenon, in other words any kind of sound can resolve itself into a combination of sine waves. One of the unique characteristics of a sine wave is that it is non-directional, it fills up the space immediately and we can hardly recognise from where it is actually emitted.

Once different sine waves of historical concert pitches/frequencies superpose each other, "interference" or "difference tone" appears. For example, when 449Hz and 442Hz are played back at the same time, a third wave occurs as 7Hz (= 449Hz - 442Hz) oscillation; i.e. 7 cycles per second.

Therefore, the six silos will be totally filled up with invisible patterns of very complex sound fabrics and resonances formed through the historical concert pitches.

Visitors will experience their own particular interference/oscillation in their ears which will constantly and interactively change and resonate at both physical and intrapersonal levels in accordance to their own movements. They will walk through and move around an invisible sound ocean of the history of music standardisation.

dimensions dimensions variable
date | place
MAY 9 - AUG 11, 2013 "The 5th Auckland Triennial", Auckland, NZ (curated by Hou Hanru)
credits

concept, composition : Ryoji Ikeda

photo: Blaise Adilon, courtesy of Frac Franche-Comte
photo: Blaise Adilon, courtesy of Frac Franche-Comte
materials 3 DLP projectors, 4 computers, 6 speakers
dimensions dimensions variable (suggested: W18.0 x H6.5 x D6.0 m)
date | place
APR 5 - SEP 15, 2013 FRAC Franche - Comté, Besançon, FR
credits

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

© Ryoji Ikeda
© Ryoji Ikeda
materials 49 xenon searchlights, 8.2ch sound system
date | place
NOV 15-23, 2013 The Flag Island, Sharjah, AE
credits

concept, composition : Ryoji Ikeda
technical support: Skylight, Paris, FR

© Ryoji Ikeda
© Ryoji Ikeda
materials 49 xenon searchlights, 8.2ch sound system
date | place
JUN 14-23, 2013 "Beam In Thine Own Eye", Dark Mofo Festival, Hobart, Tasmania, AU (curated by Olivier Varenne)
credits

concept, composition : Ryoji Ikeda
technical support: Skylight, Paris, FR

photo: Fidelis Fuchs

superposition is a project about the way we understand the reality of nature on an atomic scale and is inspired by the mathematical notions of quantum mechanics. Performers will appear in Ikeda’s work for the first time, performing as operator/conductor/observer/examiners. All the components on stage will be in a state of superposition; sound, visuals, physical phenomena, mathematical concepts, human behaviour and randomness – these will be constantly orchestrated and de-orchestrated simultaneously in a single performance piece.

credits

concept, direction & music: Ryoji Ikeda

in collaboration with
performers: Stephane Garin, Amélie Grould
programming, graphics & computer system: Tomonaga Tokuyama, Norimichi Hirakawa, Yoshito Onishi
optical devices: Norimichi Hirakawa
stage manager: Simon MacColl
technical manager: Tomonaga Tokuyama
production assistant: Daisuke Sekine

production: Ryoji Ikeda Studio (Artistic direction: Emmanuelle de Montgazon, Administration: Yuko Higaki), Quaternaire (Producer and artist management: Sarah Ford, Associate producer: Laurie Uprichard, administration: Kathleen Aleton, Coordination and marketing: Joanna Rieussec), Forma (Artistic Director: David Metcalfe)

commissioned by the Festival d’Automne à Paris for the musical part
created and developed at Parc de La Villette (FR), Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (JP), ZKM I Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (DE)

co-production: Festival d’Automne à Paris, Les Spectacles Vivants – Centre Pompidou (FR), Barbican (UK), Concertgebouw Brugge (BE), Festival de Marseille _ danse et arts multiples (FR), Parc de La Villette (FR), Kyoto Experiment (JP), ZKM I Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (DE), STRP Art and Technology Festival (NL), Stereolux / Festival Scopitone / le lieu unique (FR)
With the support of the DICReAM-CNC (FR)

photo: Bernardo Palmeiro

date | place
SEP 7-9, 2012 Praia do diabo, Arpoador (Devil's Beach), Rio de Janeiro, BR (curated by Marcello Dantas)
credits

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

 

as part of "OiR project" alongside -

Robert Morris
Brian Eno
Juame Plensa
Andy Goldsworthy
Henrique Oliveira

photo: Richard-Max Tremblay, courtesy of DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art
photo: Richard-Max Tremblay, courtesy of DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art
materials punched tape for vintage computers, acrylic panels, LEDs, stainless steel
dimensions W103.0 x H1.6 x D6.0 cm
date | place
JUN 14 - NOV 18, 2012 DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montréal, CA (curated by John Zeppetelli)
NOV 1 - DEC 21, 2013 Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, JP
 
[nº1-2]
NOV 22, 2014 - MAR 29, 2015 House of Electronic Arts Basel (HeK), Basel, CH
APR 6 - MAY 20, 2017 Almine Rech Gallery, Grosvenor Hill, London, UK
 
[nº1-6]
OCT 18-31, 2014 Salon 94, New York, US
MAY 28 - JUL 31, 2015 "Cinétique et Numérique”, Galerie Denise René, Paris, FR
© Ryoji Ikeda
© Ryoji Ikeda
materials 37 xenon searchlights, 8ch sound system
date | place
MAY 23-25, 2012 Usina del Artes (Av. Pedro del Mendoza, entre Caffarena y Benito Pérez Galdós) Buenos Aires, AR
credits

concept, composition : Ryoji Ikeda
commissioned by Usina del Arte, Buenos Aires, AR, 2012
technical support: Skylight, Paris, FR

photo: Richard-Max Tremblay, courtesy of DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art
photo: Richard-Max Tremblay, courtesy of DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art
materials punched card for vintage computers, acrylic panels, LEDs, stainless steel
dimensions W22.0 x H1.6 x D11.5 cm
date | place
JUN 14 - NOV 18, 2012 DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montréal, CA (curated by John Zeppetelli)
NOV 1 - DEC 21, 2013 Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, JP
 
[nº2-14], [nº2-15]
MAY 28 - JUL 31, 2015 "Cinétique et Numérique”, Galerie Denise René, Paris, FR
 
[nº2-14], [nº2-15], [nº2-16], [nº2-17], [nº2-18], [nº2-19]
OCT 18-31, 2014 Salon 94, New York, US
 
[nº2-16], [nº2-17]
DEC 5, 2015 - MAR 28, 2016 "How to live? - Future images yesterday and today", Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, DE
 
[nº2-1], [nº2-2]
NOV 22, 2014 - MAR 29, 2015 House of Electronic Arts Basel (HeK), Basel, CH
APR 6 - MAY 20, 2017 Almine Rech Gallery, Grosvenor Hill, London, UK
photo: Richard-Max Tremblay, courtesy of DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art
materials computer punched card with microfilm, acrylic panels, LEDs, stainless steel
dimensions W22.0 x H1.6 x D11.5 cm
date | place
JUN 14 - NOV 18, 2012 DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montréal, CA (curated by John Zeppetelli)
NOV 1 - DEC 21, 2013 Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, JP
 
[nº3-4]
APR 6 - MAY 20, 2017 Almine Rech Gallery, Grosvenor Hill, London, UK
photo: Richard-Max Tremblay, courtesy of DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art
photo: Richard-Max Tremblay, courtesy of DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art
materials piano roll for player piano, acrylic panels, LEDs, stainless steel
dimensions W33.0 x H1.6 x D33.0 cm
date | place
JUN 14 - NOV 18, 2012 DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montréal, CA (curated by John Zeppetelli)
NOV 1 - DEC 21, 2013 Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, JP
 
[nº4-1], [nº4-2]
NOV 22, 2014 - MAR 29, 2015 House of Electronic Arts Basel (HeK), Basel, CH
APR 6 - MAY 20, 2017 Almine Rech Gallery, Grosvenor Hill, London, UK
photo: Richard-Max Tremblay, courtesy of DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art
photo: Richard-Max Tremblay, courtesy of DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art
photo: Richard-Max Tremblay, courtesy of DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art
materials 35mm color microfillm, acrylic panels, LEDs, stainless steel
dimensions W104.5 x H1.6 x D7.0 cm
date | place
JUN 14 - NOV 18, 2012 DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montréal, CA (curated by John Zeppetelli)
NOV 1 - DEC 21, 2013 Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, JP
photo: Richard-Max Tremblay, courtesy of DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art
photo: Richard-Max Tremblay, courtesy of DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art
materials 16mm microfilm jacket, acrylic panels, LEDs, stainless steel
dimensions W18.0 x H1.6 x D13.7 cm
date | place
JUN 14 - NOV 18, 2012 DHC/ART, Montréal, CA (curated by John Zeppetelli)
NOV 1 - DEC 21, 2013 Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, JP
photo: Richard-Max Tremblay, courtesy of DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art
photo: Richard-Max Tremblay, courtesy of DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art
materials laser etching on acrylic panel, LEDs, stainless steel
dimensions W33.0 x H1.6 x D33.0 cm
date | place
JUN 14 - NOV 18, 2012 DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montréal, CA (curated by John Zeppetelli)
NOV 1 - DEC 21, 2013 Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, JP
NOV 22, 2014 - MAR 29, 2015 House of Electronic Arts Basel (HeK), Basel, CH
DEC 5, 2015 - MAR 28, 2016 "How to live? - Future images yesterday and today", Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, DE
APR 6 - MAY 20, 2017 Almine Rech Gallery, Grosvenor Hill, London, UK
photo: Marcos Morilla, courtesy of LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial
photo: Marcos Morilla, courtesy of LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial
materials 5 DLP projectors, computers, speakers
dimensions dimensions variable (suggested: W7.0 x H9.0 x D30.0 m)
date | place
MAR 2, 2012 - JAN 21, 2013 LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, ES
caption

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda
computer re-programming: Tomonaga Tokuyama
original computer programming: Shohei Matsukawa, Norimichi Hirakawa, Tomonaga Tokuyama

photo: Richard-Max Tremblay, courtesy of DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art
materials pigment print on paper, aluminum support
dimensions W100.0 x H100.0 x D10.0 cm
date | place
JUN 14 - NOV 18, 2012 DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montréal, CA (curated by John Zeppetelli)
APR 6-9, 2017 SP Arte, Sao Paulo, BR
APR 6 - MAY 20, 2017 Almine Rech Gallery, Grosvenor Hill, London, UK
photo: Richard-Max Tremblay, courtesy of DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art
materials pigment print on paper, aluminum support
dimensions W100.0 x H100.0 x D10.0 cm
date | place
JUN 14 - NOV 18, 2012 DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montréal, CA (curated by John Zeppetelli)
photo: Richard-Max Tremblay, courtesy of DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art
materials pigment print on paper, aluminum support
dimensions W100 x H100 x D10 cm
date | place
JUN 14 - NOV 18, 2012 DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montréal, CA (curated by John Zeppetelli)
photo: Richard-Max Tremblay, courtesy of DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art
photo: Richard-Max Tremblay, courtesy of DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art
materials 16mm film (binary codes of π, e, ø), stainless steel
dimensions dimensions variable (W1000.0 x H7.0 x D7.0 cm)
date | place
JUN 14 - NOV 18, 2012 DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montréal, CA (curated by John Zeppetelli)
APR 6 - MAY 20, 2017 Almine Rech Gallery, Grosvenor Hill, London, UK
photo: James Ewing, courtesy of Forma
materials 3 DLP projectors, computers, speakers
dimensions W20.0 x H15.0 x D30.0 m (projection throw distance: H20.0 m)
date | place
MAY 20 - JUN 11, 2011 Park Avenue Armory, New York, US
credits

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

photo: Leon Dario Pelaez
materials DLP projector, computer, speakers
dimensions dimensions variable
date | place
OCT 19 - DEC 17, 2011 Museo de Arte, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, CO
JUN 14 - NOV 18, 2012 DHC/ART, Montréal, CA (curated by John Zeppetelli)
DEC 3, 2015 - FEB 28, 2016 "Big Bang Data", Somerset House, London, UK
MAY 21 - OCT 16, 2016 "Big Bang Data", Singapore Art Science Museum, Singapore
credits

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

photo: Leon Dario Pelaez
photo: Leon Dario Pelaez
materials LED 27inch displays, computers, speakers, wooden panels
dimensions W40.0 x H70.0 x D65.0 cm (each)
date | place
MAY 20 - JUN 11, 2011 Park Avenue Armory, New York, US
OCT 19 - DEC 17, 2011 Museo de Arte, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, CO (curated by Maria Belen Saez de Ibarra)
JUN 14 - NOV 18, 2012 DHC/ART, Montréal, CA (curated by John Zeppetelli)
FEB 1 - MAR 10, 2013 MU and STRP Biennale, Eindhoven, NL
OCT 16, 2015 - JAN 10, 2016 Espai d’art contemporani de Castelló, ES
APR 6 - MAY 20, 2017 Almine Rech Gallery, Grosvenor Hill, London, UK
 
data.scan [nº5]
MAY 17-20, 2012 Hong Kong Art Fair, CN
 
data.scan [nº6]
NOV 1 - DEC 21, 2013 Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, JP
credits

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

photo: Leon Dario Pelaez
materials 35mm microfilm, LED bulbs, wooden panels, acrylic panels
dimensions W805.5 × H70.0 × D17.5 cm
date | place
OCT 19 - DEC 17, 2011 Museo de Arte, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, CO (curated by Maria Belen Saez de Ibarra)
photo: Leon Dario Pelaez
materials 35mm microfilm, LED bulbs, wooden panels, acrylic panels
dimensions W805.5 × H70.0 × D17.5 cm
date | place
OCT 19 - DEC 17, 2011 Museo de Arte, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, CO (curated by Maria Belen Saez de Ibarra)
photo: Leon Dario Pelaez
materials 8 speakers, computer
dimensions dimensions variable
date | place
OCT 19 - DEC 17, 2011 Museo de Arte, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, CO (curated by Maria Belen Saez de Ibarra)
photo: photo: Jeff Elstone, courtesy of Salon 94
materials framed super 16mm film
dimensions W4.5 x H92.5 x D3.0 cm
date | place
test pattern [film 1] - [film 6]
NOV 11 - DEC 25, 2010 Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, JP
DEC 5, 2015 - MAR 28, 2016 "How to live? - Future images yesterday and today”, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum Ludwigshafen am Rhein, DE
 
test pattern [film 1] - [film 7], [film 14]
OCT 18-31, 2014 Salon 94, New York, US
 
test pattern [film 7], [film 14], [film 19]
APR 6 - MAY 20, 2017 Almine Rech Gallery, Grosvenor Hill, London, UK
photo: courtesy of Gallery Koyanagi
© Ryoji Ikeda
materials framed 16mm film (blank with AATON timecode)
dimensions W92.5 x H88.0 x D2.7 cm
date | place
NOV 11 - DEC 25, 2010 Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, JP
MAR 16, 2012 - JAN 6, 2013 "Sound Art. Sound as a Medium of Art", ZKM, Karlsruhe, DE (curated by Peter Weibel)
JUN 14 - NOV 18, 2012 DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montréal, CA (curated by John Zeppetelli)
photo: Marc Domage
photo: Marc Domage
© Ryoji Ikeda
materials 4 DLP projectors, computers, 8.2ch sound system
dimensions dimensions variable (suggested: W12.0 x H12.0 x D25.0 m)
date | place
DEC 1-11, 2010 Théâtre de Gennevilliers, FR
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda
computer graphics, programming: Tomonaga Tokuyama
commissioned by Théâtre de Gennevilliers, 2010
supported by ARCADI, projection design

photo: Manuel Blanco, courtesy of La Casa Encendida
photo: Manuel Blanco, courtesy of La Casa Encendida

test pattern [n˚2] presents flickering black and white imagery that floats and convulses in darkness on two screens, one on the floor and another floor to ceiling, in time with a stark, powerful and highly synchronised soundtrack. Through a real–time computer program audio signal patterns are converted into tightly synchronised barcode patterns on the screens. The velocity of the moving images is ultra–fast, some hundreds of frames per second, providing a totally immersive experience for visitors. The work provides a performance test for the audio and visual devices, as well as a response test for one's perceptions.

materials 2 DLP projectors, computers, speakers
dimensions dimensions variable (suggested: W12.0 x H12.0 x D25.0 m)
date | place
APR 22 - JUN 13, 2010 "ARTe SONoro", La Casa Encendida, Madrid, ES
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda
computer graphics, programming: Tomonaga Tokuyama
commissioned by La Casa Encendida
produced by Forma

photo: courtesy of Aichi Triennale 2010
photo: Marc Domage
photo: courtesy of Aichi Triennale 2010 (left), Marc Domage (right)
materials 64 xenon searchlights, 8.2ch sound system
date | place
SEP 24-25, 2010 "Aichi Triennale 2010", Ninomaru Square, Nagoya Castle, Aichi, JP (curated by Akira Tatehata)
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda
commissioned by Aichi Triennale, 2010

photo: Fernando Aliaga (right)

Sixty-four powerful lighting devices are projected vertically up into the sky. The sculpture of light can be seen from all points in the city, its illumination changing constantly as clouds pass by. As visitors approach, they will receive colour information into their eyes instantly and due to the intense brightness, the installation becomes almost invisible.

At the base of the sculpture, visitors can walk through the grid of light, which is filled with sinewaves. These waves are ultra-pure, forming invisible sound patterns whose source is indecipherable by the ear. The emitted sinewaves interfere with one another as visitors walk through the grid, causing subtle oscillations around the ears of each individual. A musical score is thus created for each person as they move through the space, creating an entirely unique and personal experience for each visitor.

materials 63 xenon searchlights, 8.2ch sound system
date | place
JUN 17, 2010 Grec Barcelona Festival and Sonár, Theatre Grec, Barcelona, ES
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda
commissioned by Grec festival and Sonar, 2010
produced by Forma

© Ryoji Ikeda

the transcendental is a series for Ikeda’s solo exhibition at Le Laboratoire in Paris 2008.

A transcendental number is mathematically infinite. In the works inspired by this concept, a snapshot of millions of digits taken from a transcendental number are engraved onto a stainless steel panel or printed onto photographic paper.

In the transcendental [nº3], the infinite digits of a transcendental number are generated by a real-time computer program and presented on a display. Visitors will experience a fragment of a transcendental number that knows no end. No two visitors will witness the same fragment, making each visitor’s experience an entirely unique glimpse at infinity’s threshold.

materials LED dislpay, computer, speaker, wooden panels
dimensions W40.0 x H70.0 x D57.5 cm
date | place
APR 22 - JUN 13, 2010 "ARTe SONoro", La Casa Encendida, Madrid, ES
SEP 10 - OCT 16, 2010 French Institute Alliance Française, New York, US
JAN 28 - APR 9, 2012 Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, DE (curated by Ingrid Buschmann and Gabriele Knapstein)
APR 25 - MAY 25, 2015 "Void: there's nothing more left, but a little trace from human being", Ginkgo Space, Beijing, CN
credits

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

photo: courtesy of Gallery Koyanagi
materials 35mm film, LED lamps, acrylic panels, wooden panels
dimensions W180.0 x H70.0 x D12.0 cm
date | place
NOV 11 - DEC 25, 2010 Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, JP
photo: courtesy of Gallery Koyanagi
materials framed 16mm film (binary codes of π, e, ø)
dimensions W92.5 x H6.0 x D2.7 cm
date | place
NOV 11 - DEC 25, 2010 Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, JP
APR 6 - MAY 20, 2017 Almine Rech Gallery, Grosvenor Hill, London, UK
photo: James Ewing, courtesy of Forma
photo: Ryuichi Maruo
photo: Ryuichi Maruo
photo: Ryuichi Maruo
materials pigment print on paper, aluminum support
dimensions W100.0 x H100.0 x D10.0 cm each (total 10 pieces)
date | place
APR 2 - JUN 21, 2009 Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, JP
JAN 28 - APR 9, 2012 Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, DE (curated by Ingrid Buschmann and Gabriele Knapstein)
photo: Ryuichi Maruo
materials 5 Meyer SB-1s, computer
dimensions dimensions variable (suggested: W12.0 x H6.0 x D24.0 m)
date | place
APR 2 - JUN 21, 2009 Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, JP
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda

photo: Ryuichi Maruo
materials 3 DLP projectors, computers, speakers
dimensions dimensions variable (suggested: W24.0 x H6.0 x D12.0 m)
date | place
APR 2 - JUN 21, 2009 Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, JP (curated by Yuko Hasegawa)
FEB 3-7, 2010 "Transmediale", Haus der Kultur der Welt, Berlin, DE
OCT 19 - DEC 17, 2011 Museo de Arte, Univversidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, CO (curated by Maria Belen Saez de Ibarra)
JUN 20, 2013 - APR 24, 2014 "The Red Queen", Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Hobart, Tasmania, AU
JUL 12, 2013 - SEP 8, 2014 Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh, US
credits

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

photo: Ryuichi Maruo
photo: Ryuichi Maruo
materials 10 DLP projectors, computers, speakers, wooden plinths
dimensions dimensions variable (suggested: W27.0 x H6.0 x D8.0 m)
date | place
APR 2 - JUN 21, 2009 Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, JP (curated by Yuko Hasegawa)
FEB 25 - MAR 28, 2010 "Trans-Cool TOKYO", Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok, TH (curated by Yuko Hasegawa)
APR 12-21, 2010 "Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid", Madrid, ES
NOV 19, 2010 - JAN 17, 2011 "Trans-Cool TOKYO", Singapore Art Museum, SG (curated by Yuko Hasegawa)
NOV 26 - DEC 4, 2010 "Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid", Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR
OCT 19 - DEC 17, 2011 Museo de Arte, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, CO
JUN 14 - NOV 18, 2012 DHC/ART, Montréal, CA (curated by John Zeppetelli)
SEP 11 - NOV 4, 2012 "Mediacity Seoul 2012", Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA), Seoul, KR
OCT 27, 2012 - FEB 3, 2013 "Art & Music – Search for New Synesthesia", exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, JP
JUN 20, 2013 - APR 24, 2014 "The Red Queen", Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Hobart, Tasmania, AU
OCT 16, 2015 - JAN 10, 2016 Espai d’art contemporani de Castelló, ES
MAR 11 - MAY 22, 2016 "Digital Archives", Kunstverein Hannover, DE
SEP 23 - DEC 31, 2016 Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh, US
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda
computer graphics, programming: Shohei Matsukawa, Norimichi Hirakawa, Tomonaga Tokuyama

photo: Scott Massey, courtesy of Surrey Art Gallery

data.scan presents an audio-visual relationship relating to large sets of data from two recent meta-scientific investigations that have mapped the human body and the astronomical universe. The horizontal monitor-based data.scan is registered intimately in relation to the viewer’s body. The dialogue of sound and image in data.scan addresses notions of randomness, extremities of scale, and binaries of the visible/audible and invisible/inaudible.

materials LED 24inch display, computer, speaker, wooden panels
dimensions W38.5 x H70.0 x D57.5 cm
date | place
SEP 26 - DEC 13, 2009 Surrey Art Gallery, Vancouver, CA
DEC 8 - APR 11, 2009 "Decode: Digital Design Sensations", Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
JUN 2 - JUL 11, 2010 "Seconde Nature", Fondation Vasarely, Aix en Provence, FR
OCT 19 - NOV 21, 2010 "Decode: Digital Design Sensations", Museum of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, CN
SEP 22 - NOV 27, 2011 "DATA/FIELDS", Artisphere, Arlington, US (curated by Richard Chartier)
NOV 18 - MAR 10, 2011 "Decode: Digital Design Sensations", Design Museum, Holon, IL
APR 26 - SEP 1, 2013 "Datascape", Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, TK (curated by Benjamin Weil)
OCT 2, 2014 - JAN 11, 2015 "Logical Emotion - Contemporary Art From Japan", Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, CH
FEB 13 - APR 26, 2015 "Logical Emotion – Contemporary Art From Japan", Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, MOCAK
FEB 17 - JUN 14, 2015 SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, US
MAY 22 - JUL 26, 2015 "Logical Emotion – Contemporary Art From Japan", Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle (Saale), DE
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda
computer graphics, programming: Shohei Matsukawa, Norimichi Hirakawa, Tomonaga Tokuyama

photo: courtesy of Gallery Koyanagi
materials pigment print on paper, aluminum support
dimensions W100.0 x H100.0 x D10.0 cm
date | place
NOV 11 - DEC 25, 2010 Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, JP
photo: Ryuichi Maruo
materials stainless steel etching, wooden plinth
dimensions W100.0 x H70.0 x D100.0 cm
date | place
JAN 28 - APR 9, 2012 Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, DE (curated by Ingrid Buschmann and Gabriele Knapstein)
photo: Ryuichi Maruo
materials stainless steel etching, wooden plinth
dimensions W100.0 x H70.0 x D100.0 cm
date | place
APR 2 - JUN 21, 2009 Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, JP (curated by Yuko Hasegawa)
SEP 10 - OCT 16, 2010 French Institute Alliance Française, New York, US
JUN 14 - NOV 18, 2012 DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montréal, CA (curated by John Zeppetelli)
photo: Ryuichi Maruo
photo: Ryuichi Maruo
materials pigment print on paper, aluminum support
dimensions W100.0 x H100.0 x D10.0 cm
date | place
APR 2 - JUN 21, 2009 Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, JP (curated by Yuko Hasegawa)
SEP 10 - OCT 16, 2010 French Institute Alliance Française, New York, US
JUN 14 - NOV 18, 2012 DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montréal, CA (curated by John Zeppetelli)
photo: courtesy of Gallery Koyanagi
materials pigment print on paper, aluminum support
dimensions W100.0 x H100.0 x D10.0 cm
date | place
NOV 11 - DEC 25, 2010 Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, JP
photo: Liz Hingley
photo: Liz Hingley
photo: Liz Hingley

data.tron [8K enhanced version] is an enhanced version of the audiovisual installation data.tron. Each single pixel of visual image is strictly calculated by mathematical principle, composed from a combination of pure mathematics and the vast sea of data present in the world. In this version visitors are literally immersed in the work, as data is seamlessly projected onto the gallery wall and floor from eight sources.

materials 8 DLP projectors, computers, 9.2ch sound system
dimensions W16.0 x H9.0 x D9.0 m
date | place
JAN 1, 2009 - DEC 31, 2010 Deep Space Venue, Ars Electronica Center, Linz, AT
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda
computer graphics, programming: Tomonaga Tokuyama
commissioned by Ars Electronica, 2008-09

photo: Marc Domage
photo: Marc Domage

The Paris night sky is illuminated with blinding white light beamed vertically from scores of highly powered architectural lamps; spectra [paris] was commissioned for Nuit Blanche, the city’s annual white night contemporary arts festival. Situated on a plaza next to the tallest skyscraper in France, the lighting is accompanied by a sound composition. As visitors move through the field of light they each experience a unique symphony of ultra pure sine sound waves.

materials 64 xenon searchlights, 8.2ch sound system
date | place
OCT 4-5, 2008 "Nuit Blanche", Tour Montparnasse, Paris, FR (curated by Hervé Chandès and Ronald Chammah)
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda
commissioned by Nuit Blanche and the City of Paris, 2008
produced by Le Troisième Pôle / Eva Albarran & Co.
co-produced by Forma

© Ryoji Ikeda
© Ryoji Ikeda

spectra [amsterdam] was commissioned for Dream Amsterdam 2008; the first project for a public space and first large-scale work pushing the creative possibilities of light to its utmost extremes. In this work selected architectural features in industrial, civic and open public spaces emanate blinding white light for several hours every evening, in an unearthly, unforgettable experience.

materials searchlights, HMI lamps
date | place
JUN 6-21, 2008 dream amsterdam 2008, Amsterdam, NL
 

4 locations in Amsterdam (Kop van het Java Eiland/ Vondel Park, Music Pavilion/ Van Gogh Museum/ Westergasfabriek Water Bassins)

credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda
lighting designer: Philip Rose
technical director: Kamal Ackarie
commissioned by Dream Amsterdam Foundation, 2008
produced by Forma

© Ryoji Ikeda
materials fluorescent lamps, glass panels
dimensions W1.2 x H2.4 x D5.0 m
date | place
OCT 11, 2008 - JAN 12, 2009 Le Laboratoire, Paris, FR (curated by Caroline Naphegyi)
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda

photo: Kazuo Fukunaga, courtesy of YCAM
photo: Kazuo Fukunaga, courtesy of YCAM

In this first edition of the project, an audiovisual installation, test pattern involves a sequence of tests for machines and humans. Comprising of visual patterns converted and generated from sound waveforms in real–time, the installation is made up of eight computer monitors and sixteen loudspeakers aligned on the floor in a dark space. The eight rectangular surfaces of the screens flicker intensely with black and white images. Sixteen channel sound signals are mapped as a grid matrix, passing and slicing the space sharply, and via a real–time computer program the signal patterns are converted into eight tightly synchronised barcode patterns. The velocity of the moving images is ultra–fast, at certain points some hundreds of frames per second, providing a performance test for the devices as well as a response test for visitors' perceptions.

materials 8 LCD displays, computers, 16ch sound system
dimensions W4.6 x D14.6 m (suggested space: W15.0 x H6.0 x D15.0 m)
date | place
MAR 1-25, 2008 Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM), JP
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda
computer graphics, programming: Tomonaga Tokuyama
commissioned by Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM)

photo: Marc Domage
photo: Marc Domage
materials pigment print on paper, wood & steel support
dimensions W110.0 x H35.0 x D500.0 cm
date | place
OCT 11, 2008 - JAN 12, 2009 Le Laboratoire, Paris, FR (curated by Caroline Naphegyi)
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda
commissioned by Le Laboratoire, 2008

photo: Marc Domage
photo: Marc Domage
materials pigment print on paper, wood & steel support
dimensions W110.0 x H35.0 x D500.0 cm
date | place
OCT 11, 2008 - JAN 12, 2009 Le Laboratoire, Paris, FR (curated by Caroline Naphegyi)
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda
commissioned by Le Laboratoire, 2008

photo: Marc Domage
materials fluorescent lamps, wooden walls
dimensions dimensions variable
date | place
OCT 11, 2008 - JAN 12, 2009 Le Laboratoire, Paris, FR (curated by Caroline Naphegyi)
JUN 14 - NOV 18, 2012 DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montréal, CA (curated by John Zeppetelli)
photo: James Ewing, courtesy of Forma
photo: James Ewing, courtesy of Forma
materials DLP projector, computer, speakers
dimensions W18.0 x H13.5 m (video projection throw distance: D30.0 m)
date | place
MAY 20 - JUN 11, 2011 Park Avenue Armory, New York, US
credits

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

photo: Ryuichi Maruo, courtesy of Yamaguchi Centre for Art and Media [YCAM]
photo: Ryuichi Maruo, courtesy of Yamaguchi Centre for Art and Media [YCAM]

How many points are there in a line?
What is the number of numbers?
How can we verify that the random is random?

data.tron is part of the datamatics project, a series of experiments that explore such questions both physically and mathematically. Visitors will experience the vast universe of data in the infinite between 0 and 1.

data.tron is an audiovisual installation in which each single pixel of visual image is strictly calculated by mathematical principle, composed from a combination of pure mathematics and the vast sea of data present in the world. These images are projected onto a large screen, heightening and intensifying the visitor's perception and total immersion within the work.

materials DLP projector, computer, speakers
dimensions dimensions variable (suggested: W8.0 x H6.0 m)
date | place
DEC 25, 2007 - JUN 20, 2008 "Beautiful New World", Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, CN (curated by Fumihiko Sumitomo)
MAR 1-25, 2008 Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM), JP (curated by Kazunao Abe)
MAR 16 - MAY 25, 2008 "PLACE@SPACE", Arts Center Z33, Hasselt, BE
JUL 11 - AUG 15, 2008 MIC Toi Rerehiko, Media and Interdisciplinary Arts Centre, Auckland, NZ
DEC 18-31, 2008 "Dans la Nuit des Images", Grand Palais, Paris, FR (curated by Alain Fleischer)
SEP 26 - DEC 13, 2009 Surrey Art Gallery, Vancouver, CA
OCT 15 - NOV 8, 2009 Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK
NOV 11 - DEC 25, 2010 Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, JP
FEB 17 - JUN 14, 2015 SCAD Museum of ART, Savannah, US
MAY 19 - OCT 30, 2016 The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, CA
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda
computer graphics, programming: Shohei Matsukawa
co-produced by Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains and Forma, 2007

photo: Leo van Kampen, courtesy of Vleeshal
materials DLP projector, computer, speakers
dimensions dimensions variable (W8.0 x H6.0 m)
date | place
JUN 1 - JUL 15, 2007 "Panorama 8", Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing, FR (curated by Dominique Paini)
JUN 30 - SEP 9, 2007 De Vleeshal, Middelburg, NL
AUG 11 - OCT 7, 2007 "Zone V2", Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, TW
SEP 24 - OCT 22, 2007 "Beautiful New World", Inter Art Centre, Beijing, CN (curated by Fumihiko Sumitomo)
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda
computer graphics, programming: Shohei Matsukawa
co-produced by Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains and Forma, 2007

photo: Ryuichi Maruo, courtesy of Yamaguchi Centre for Arts and Media [YCAM]
photo: Ryuichi Maruo, courtesy of Yamaguchi Centre for Arts and Media [YCAM]

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.

materials 35mm film, LEDs, aluminum panels, acrylic panels
dimensions W1000.0 x H4.0 x D5.0 cm
date | place
JUN 1 - JUL 15, 2007 "Panorama 8", Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing, FR (curated by Dominique Paini)
MAR 1 - MAY 25, 2008 Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM), JP
APR 2 - JUN 21, 2009 Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, JP (curated by Yuko Hasegawa)
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji ikeda
computer graphics and LED light box design: Shohei Matsukawa
35mm film development and print: Color by Dejonghe n.v. (Kortrijk, Belgium)
co-produced by Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains and Forma, 2007

photo: courtesy of Forma
photo: courtesy of Forma

data.spectra is the first work of the data.series. Across the entire width of a darkened room is an intensely bright, narrow screen. On moving closer, the screen reveals that the source of the flood of light into the room is a vast array of tiny digits streaming across its surface, seemingly without end.

materials 10 DLP projectors, computers, speakers, acrylic panels, wooden walls
dimensions W10.0 x H4.0 x D10.0 m (screen size: W1000.0 x H2.5 cm)
date | place
AUG 18 - OCT 23, 2005 The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Melbourne, AU
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda
computer graphics, technical realization: Shohei Matsukawa
technical director: Kamal Ackarie
technical assistance: Tomonaga Tokuyama
commissioned by The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), 2005
produced by Forma

photo: Dean Kaufman

spectra [for Terminal 5, JFK] was commissioned for the luminal tunnel of Eero Saarinen's TWA Terminal at JFK International Airport as part of Terminal 5, an exhibition curated by Rachel K. Ward. With it's plunging vanishing point and soaring roofline, Saarinen's theatrical passage embodied, if not created, Utopian ideals of transcendence and transportation in travel. The installation offers visitors a special phenomenon. It is nearly invisible due to its intense brightness and inaudible due to its ultra-frequencies. Visitors can barely recognise the dimensions of the space, as if they were blind in a whiteout state. As they pass through the corridor, subtle oscillation patterns occur around their ears, caused by their own movements interfering with the sounds. The sound is subtle and minimal, yet the experience of the sound in the installation is active and dynamic. It is therefore only through the public's physical engagement in the sound space that the real character of the work can be perceived.

materials Meyer SB-1, CD player, HMI lamp
dimensions site-specific (100 m long)
date | place
OCT 1, 2004 "Terminal 5", JFK airport Terminal 5, NY, US (curated by Rachel K. Ward)
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda
technical director: Kamal Ackarie

date | place
OCT 28, 2004 Pompidou Centre, Paris, FR
APR 23, 2005 Contemporary Arts Centre, Vilnius, LT
 
matrix [for theater 10ch version]
MAR 9, 2006 Salle Olivier Messiaen, Radio France, Paris, FR (performed with data.matrix [10ch version]) *commissioned by GRM/Radio France
© Ryoji Ikeda

This sound installation in an anechoic chamber is intended to quite physically explode the senses. Using the highest and lowest frequencies that human ears can bear, db is a hyper-dense composition of sine waves, white noise and other elements, which blurs the lines between noise and music, thought and matter. The visual equivalent experienced in the dazzling bright white light chamber one enters after passing through a dark hallway between the two spaces completes the sense-shattering totality.

materials 5.1ch sound system, HD playback system, fluorescent lamps, acrylic panels
dimensions site-specific (anechoic room and lounge)
date | place
APR 23 - DEC 1, 2002 InterCommunication Center (ICC), Tokyo, JP
JAN 21 - MAR 20, 2005 "Art Meets Media: Adventures in Perception", NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC), Tokyo, JP (curated by Minoru Hatanaka)
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda
commissioned by NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC), 2002

© Ryoji Ikeda

This installation relies on the intersection of sound and architecture as well as exploring an interest in phenomena - be they light, tone or sound - and how they materialise and manifest themselves in the world. The piece is built as a narrow, ceiling-covered corridor, allowing only one visitor to enter at a time. In the space, red laser lights mark out the architectural construction of the otherwise darkened corridor and divide it into sections. Along the length of the space, speakers and strobe lights are mounted on the ceiling. The flashing strobe lights and high frequency sounds are synchronised and continuously change the experience of the space. Aiming at purity and simplicity in the sound, high frequency sine waves are deployed, only to subject them to an exploration of how pure tone and sound are distorted by the resonance and reflective qualities of a given architectural setting and the presence and movement of the public. Visitors can hardly recognise the dimensions of the space, which is almost invisible due to its intense darkness/brightness and inaudible due to its ultra-frequencies. However, as they pass through the corridor, subtle oscillation patterns occur around their ears, caused by their own movements interfering with the sounds. The sound itself may be subtle and minimal, but the experience of the sound in the installation is active and dynamic. It is only through the public's physical engagement in the sound space that the real character of the work can be perceived.

materials 5 DATAFLASH strobe lights, DATAFLASH controller, laser liner, speakers, DVD player
dimensions W1.0 x H4.0 x D30.0 m
date | place
FEB 7 - APR 28, 2002 "Frequenzen [Hz]", Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, DE (curated by Max Hollein)
MAY 24 - AUG 24, 2003 "The 2nd International Biennale for Contemporary Art - Against All Evens", Gothenburg, SE (curated by CM von Hausswolf )
MAY 13 - JUN 6, 2004 "Feel the Old Feel the New", Arts Center Z33, Hasselt, BE
OCT 8-18, 2004 "Audioframes", Kortrijk, BE
AUG 18 - OCT 23, 2005 "White Noise", Australian Center for Moving Images (ACMI), Melbourne, AU (curated by Mike Stubbs)
FEB 1-12, 2006 "In Between Time", Arnolfini Center for Contemporary Arts, Bristol, UK
OCT 12 - DEC 31, 2006 "Sensorium", MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, US (curated by Jane Farver, Yuko Hasegawa and Marjory Jacobson)
OCT 9, 2008 - FEB 2, 2009 "Now Jump!" Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul, KR
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda
technical director: Kamal Ackarie
produced by Forma

© Ryoji Ikeda
materials 5.1ch sound system, HD playback system
dimensions site-specific (container)
date | place
OCT 2-7, 2001 "Impakt Festival", Centraal Museum, Utrecht, NL
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda
commissioned by Impakt Festival, 2001

© Ryoji Ikeda
materials HMI lamp, laser pointer, speakers, DVD player
dimensions site-specific (50 m long)
date | place
MAY 4 - JUN 20, 2001 "Perspectives", Mica Moca, Milan, IT
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda

© Ryoji Ikeda
materials 8ch sound system, HD playback system
dimensions dimensions variable
date | place
APR 26 - JUN 18, 2000 "Sonic Boom", Hayward Gallery, London, UK (curated by David Toop)
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda

© Ryoji Ikeda
materials 4.1ch sound system, HD playback system
dimensions site-specific (anechoic room)
date | place
JAN 28 - MAY 21, 2000 "Sound Art - Sound as Media", NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC), Tokyo, JP (curated by Minoru Hatanaka)
AUG 23 - SEP 26, 2003 "Blindgangers en Voetzoekers", Voormalig Gerechtsgebouw, Utrecht, NL
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda
commissioned by NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC), 2000

© Ryoji Ikeda
materials 16.4ch sound system, HD playback system
dimensions site-specific (designed by Zaha Hadid Office)
date | place
JAN 1 - DEC 31, 2000 "The Mind Zone", The Millennium Dome (designed by Zaha Hadid), London, UK
credits

concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda
sound engineer: Dave Hunt
commissioned by The Millennium Dome, 2000

© Ryoji Ikeda
date | place
APR 18 - MAY 10, 1998 "Just About Now", CBK Villa Alckmaer, Rotterdam, NL