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datamatics [ver.2.0]

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Ryoji Ikeda (Paris)

February 3, 2011, 9pm
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, SFU Woodward’s
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema
(Please note venue change. The Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema is at SFU Woodward’s, on the third floor)


Presented with SFU Woodward’s and Centre A

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More tickets released! Tickets will be available at the door, box office opens 8pm

Performance contains extreme volume and strobe effects

Running Time 65m


Conversation with the artist and reception. Free Admission. Moderator, Jordan Strom, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, Surrey Art Gallery.
February 4, 6-8PM at Centre A (2 West Hastings Street) centrea.org


Direction, Concept, Composition Ryoji Ikeda | Computer graphics and programming Shohei Matsukawa, Daisuke Tsunoda, Tomonaga Tokuyama, Norimichi Hirakawa | Produced by Forma


Renowned visual artist/composer Ryoji Ikeda presents datamatics [ver.2.0], a live audio-visual concert experience that immerses the audience in the invisible web of data that permeates our world. Using pure data as a source for sound and visuals, datamatics [ver.2.0] combines abstract presentations of matter, time and space in a powerful and breathtakingly accomplished work.

A panorama of computer-generated imagery pulses in perfect synchronization with a multi-layered electronic soundscape, challenging the thresholds of our perception and creating a live experience unlike any other. Come see why Ikeda has been hailed by critics as one of the most radical and innovative artists of the contemporary electronic music scene.

“Through crafty, thoughtful manipulation of the raw binary data and noise that course unnoticed through modern life, Mr. Ikeda and his collaborators evoke a world profoundly moving in its intricacy and elegance.”– New York Times

Japan’s leading electronic composer and visual artist, Ryoji Ikeda, focuses on the minutiae of ultrasonics, frequencies and the essential characteristics of sound itself. Driven by a fascination with data, light and sound, Ikeda has been active in sound art through concerts, installations, and recordings since 1995. The versatile range of his research is demonstrated by collaborations with choreographer William Forsythe/Frankfurt Ballett, contemporary artist Hiroshi Sugimoto, architect Toyo Ito and artist collective Dumb Type, among others. Ryoji Ikeda received the Golden Nica prize at Prix Ars Electronica 2001 in the Digital Music category. ryojiikeda.com

Co–produced by les Spectacles Vivants, Centre Pompidou, and YCAM. Supported by Recombinant Media Labs. Co–commissioned by AV Festival 06, ZeroOne San Jose & ISEA 2006.

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datamatics [ver.2.0] – Curatorial Statement