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datamatics [ver 2.0] audiovisual concert

Concept, composed and directed by: Ryoji Ikeda

Computer graphics and programming: Shohei Matsukawa, Daisuke Tsunoda, Tomonaga Tokuyama


datamatics, an audiovisual concert from the series with the same name by Ryoji Ikeda, is included in the art project programmed by EACC.

Using pure data as a source of sound and visual elements, Ryoji Ikeda combines abstract and mimetic presentations of matter, time and space to explore the potential to perceive the invisible multi-substance of data that permeates our world. 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. A powerful and breathtakingly accomplished work, datamatics marks a significant and exciting progression in Ikeda’s work.


Venue: Paranimf Universitat Jaume I de Castelló

Date: 15th october

Time: 8:00 pm

Duration: 55’’

Admission: €5 / Amics de l´Espai: €3.50