db
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dark
deaf
death
decimal
domain
do
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bright
blind
birth
binary
boundary
be
photo: Uwe Walter, courtesy Freunde Guter Musik Berlin, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof
photo: Uwe Walter, courtesy Freunde Guter Musik Berlin, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof

date | place
JAN 28 - APR 9, 2012 Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, DE (curated by Ingrid Buschmann and Gabriele Knapstein)
credit

a project by Freunde Guter Musik Berlin e.V. and
Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart (Berlin, DE).
in collaboration with Berliner Festspiele / MaerzMusik 2012.
made possible by funding from Ernst Schering Foundation and Hauptstadtkulturfonds.
technical partnership: Skylight, Paris, FR
in cooperation with Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, JP
thanks to Jean-Marie Leriche, Kamal Ackarie and Sho Kuwajima

pieces
© 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