datamatics [ver.2.0] meets unitxt Ryoji Ikeda & alva noto in Concert

Mon 7.9.
8:00 PM

Brucknerhaus, Großer Saal

Ryoji Ikeda: “datamatics [ver.2.0]

“datamatics showed Ikeda at the height of his artistic powers, building on his own unmistakable artistic language.” – The Wire on Ryoji Ikeda, 2006
“datamatics” is the latest audiovisual concert in Ikeda’s “datamatics” series‚ an art project that explores the potential to perceive the invisible multi–substance of data that permeates our world.

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.

The technical dynamics of the piece, such as its extremely fast frame rates and variable bit depths, continue to challenge and explore the thresholds of our perceptions.

Ryoji Ikeda – datamatics [ver.2.0]

Directed by Ryoji Ikeda
Concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda

Computer graphics, programming:
Shohei Matsukawa
Daisuke Tsunoda
Tomonaga Tokuyama
Norimichi Hirakawa

Produced by Forma FORMA_logo_url

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

alva noto: „Unitxt Derivative Version“, 2009

The title “Unitxt” could be read as “unit extended” referring to a unit of a rhythmic grid or universal text referring to a universal language, e.g. mathematics: units, constants, measurements, prefix-, SI-system of units and is represented in spoken word and by codes in sound itself.

In collaboration with derivative’s touch designer software the original visuals, which are based on real-time manipulation/modulation of software-generated test patterns, has been expanded to a multi-screen set-up with a highly elaborated visual outfit to form an installation of an almost immersive quality.

This special set-up has been developed for more large scale venues and festivals of high demand. So far it has had presentations at Transmediale Berlin, followed by shows at Mutek Montréal and Sonár Barcelona.

visuals support: markus heckmann (derivative,

Filming and photographing during the screening is prohibited.

Project Management: Bianca Petscher

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