Making his foray into the matrix is Ryoji Ikeda. Blending actual inhabitable user space with defined vector graphics, he twists the notion of responsive space by combining silhouette, sounds and data. James Turrell meet Ray Kurzweil. This is every futurist thesis student’s wet dream.

Beginning May 20, 2011, his work will be showcased at the Park Avenue Armory. I will be there to witness this in person, in En-Why-See. Pretentious critical review to follow. Same Bat-time, same Bat-channel…

Park Avenue Armory:

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.


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