RVM · PyR 2014
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datamatics [ver.2.0]


Ryoji Ikeda
Ryoji Ikeda
Berlin · Germany
With the support of:
RCVM

datamatics [ver.2.0]
Perceive the invisible multi-substance of data that permeates our world
February 01, 2014 | 22:30h
at HARPA | Reykjavík Concert Hall & Conference Center
Reykjavik, Iceland
admission €17


Using pure data as a source for sound and visuals, datamatics combines abstract and mimetic presentations of matter, time and space in a powerful and breathtakingly accomplished work. datamatics is the second audiovisual concert in Ryoji Ikeda’s datamatics series.

Projecting dynamic, computer-generated imagery – in pared down black and white with striking colour accents, Ikeda’s intense yet minimal graphic renderings of data progress through multiple dimensions. From 2D sequences of patterns derived from hard drive errors and studies of software code, the imagery transforms into dramatic, rotating views of the universe in 3D, whilst the final scenes add a further dimension as four-dimensional mathematical processing opens up spectacular and seemingly infinite vistas.

A powerful and hypnotic soundtrack reflects the imagery through a meticulous layering of sonic components to produce immense and apparently boundless acoustic spaces. datamatics, alongside the recently released and critically acclaimed dataplex album, marks a significant and exciting progression in Ikeda’s work.