datamatics [ver.2.0] is the latest audiovisual concert in Japanese artist 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.
'Translated into a series of schematic representations, (the visuals) are often reminiscent of constellations or some kind of galactic space. Exploring again the infinitesimal possibilities of numbers – like stars in the universe – Ikeda reveals everyday experiences as coded. Life itself is reduced to binary information.' INTO Magazine, November 2009
Performance time: 19:30
Directed by Ryoji Ikeda Concept, composition by Ryoji Ikeda Computer graphics, programming by Shohei Matsukawa,Daisuke Tsunoda, Tomonaga Tokuyama, Norimichi Hirakawa
Produced by Forma Co–commissioned by AV Festival 06, ZeroOne San Jose & ISEA 2006 Co–produced by Les Spectacles Vivants, Centre Pompidou, and YCAM Supported by Recombinant Media Labs
This performance features high volume and strobe lighting