Ryoji Ikeda 1 - Datamatics

In connection with the exhibition “Ryoji Ikeda” at the Centre Pompidou
Fri 15 June 2018,
Sat 16 June 2018,
8:30 p.m.
Centre Pompidou
Grande salle



Full Price : 14 €
Discount price : 10 €
ManiFeste & Young Cards : 5 €


Using pure data as an unlimited sonic and visual source, datamatic combines abstract and mimetic presentations of the material, of time, and of space. Projecting a series of black and white computer-generated images with slits of color, these graphical renderings of data take on multiple dimensions. After 2D sequences of motives derived from hard drive errors, the images are transformed into spinning visions of the universe in 3D until the final scenes where the mathematic treatment opens spectacular possibilities. The sound track reflects this process of imagery via a meticulous stratification of the audio composants, creating immense, apparently unlimited, acoustic spaces.

Photo: datamatics [prototype-ver.2.0], audiovisual concert, 2006-08, Ryoji Ikeda © Ryuichi Maruo, Courtesy of Yamaguchi Center (YCAM). Coproduction IRCAM/Les Spectacles vivants-Centre Pompidou, a part of Japonismes 2018. With the support of the Fondation du Japon.