RYOJI IKEDA the transfinite
|When||20 May 2011 - 11 Jun 2011|
|Where||Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065
May 20 – June 11, 2011
”…terrifically effective… this purified musical and graphical world is truly monumental.” –Art Review
Following critically acclaimed installations by Ernesto Neto and Christian Boltanski, Ryoji Ikeda has been selected by the Armory for its third annual visual art commission in the Wade Thompson Drill Hall. Ikeda creates a visual and sonic environment where visitors are submerged in an extreme illustration of projected and synchronized data. His work uses scale, light, shade, volume, shadow, electronic sounds, and rhythm to flood the senses. In choreographing vast amounts of digital information, Ikeda conjures up a transformative environment in which visitors confront data on a scale that defies comprehension, experiencing the infinite.
This installation uses strobe effects.
A Japanese sound and visual artist who lives and works in Paris, Ikeda has collaborated with such artists as choreographer William Forsythe, architect Toyo Ito, musician and visual artist Carsten Nicolai, and photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto. Shown widely in Europe and Japan, this is his first major installation in the United States.
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