Highlighting under the radar arts and culture in Birmingham, UK


Ryoji Ikeda
Until November 8th Ikon Eastside presents work by Japan’s leading electronic composer & artist Ryoji Ikeda in his first UK solo exhibition. Ikeda focuses on the minutiae of ultrasonics, frequencies and the essential characteristics of sound.
In data.tron, he explores the vast universe of data between 0 and 1. The audiovisual installation immerses the viewer in row upon row of numbers. It is a truly engrossing sea of ever-changing streams of numerical data. Each pixel is strictly calculated by mathematical principle. The work continues Ikeda’s ongoing preoccupation with ways in which abstracted views of reality – data – are used to encode, understand and control the world. It really is an impressive piece.
Colour are planning a party to  close the show on  Thursday 12th November with an electronic soundtrack. If they like me were as fired up by the Synth Britannia programmes on BBC Four over this weekend, we’re in for a treat! For one, I have been listening to Depeche Mode  and The Normal non stop since . Hmmm… now what to wear?

Ikon Eastside is open Thursdays to Sundays 1-5pm


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This entry was posted on October 18, 2009 by in Art, Film and tagged , , .
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