For EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam Noord, Ryoji Ikeda created an exhibition that will immerse visitors in images and sound. Japan’s leading electronic composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda is known for creating minimalist and breathtaking installations. With mathematical precision, he reduces sound, light and images to their essence in installations that bombard viewers with visual data. From pixels to the universe, he brings together the very smallest and very biggest in his live performances and audiovisual work.
Born in Japan in 1966, Ikeda draws on mathematical concepts, quantum mechanics, data, sound and light, transforming them into works of intangible power and beauty, often capturing the invisible structures and data that shape our lives. I’ve been a fan ever since I first heard his +/ – album from 1995 and later his famous musical composition DataPlex. It’s definitely not easy listening, but once you embrace it, it becomes a very cool experience.
Last week I went to visit Eye, but unfortunately it wasn’t as good as I’d hoped. Even though each work had its beauty, it didn’t feel as compulsive or extreme as normal. However, if you haven’t seen any Ikeda yet, make sure to visit the exhibition till December 2. It will definitely be an experience!