Ryoji Ikeda – Datamatics
Monday, 20 March 2006
Datamatics – Ryoji Ikeda
C4I and formula both occupy a place between concert, film and media installation – a large montage of computer generated imagery, mostly representations of data in different forms are synchronised with music and sound to afford an hypnotic synaesthetic sensory effect.
‘C4I is both a concert and a film that uses data as its material and theme, highlighting the ways in which data shapes our understanding of the world.
It is one of the first pieces in datamatics, the artist’s long-term series of works exploring data. Datamatics explores the aesthetic potentials of data by using data itself – from its transparency to materiality, from its ultra-speed to hyper-diffusion. The project derives the hidden constants of data-ness from the vast data ocean that ranges from DNA and the everyday world to the universe and pure mathematics.’
Ryoji Ikeda, Japanese electronic composer and media artist, presents C4I and Formula at the Barbican tonight, his first concert in London for over 6 years.
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