data.spectra is part of Ryoji Ikeda's datamatics project, a series of experiments that explore such questions both physically and mathematically. Visitors experience the vast universe of data in the infinite between 0 and 1.
data.spectra is the first work of the series. Across the entire width of a darkened room is an intensely bright, narrow screen. On moving closer, the screen reveals that the source of the flood of light into the room is a vast array of tiny digits streaming across its surface, seemingly without end.
The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Melbourne, Australia
data.spectra was created by Ryoji Ikeda in 2005. Commissioned by The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), 2005. Produced by Forma.
Ryoji Ikeda is a Japanese sound and visual artist living and working in Paris, France and Kyoto, Japan. Ikeda has gained an international reputation as one of the few artists working convincingly across both visual and sonic media. He elaborately orchestras sound, visuals, materials, physical phenomena and mathematical notions into immersive live performances and installations. Alongside musical activity, Ikeda has been working on long-term projects through live performances, installations, books and CD’s such as datamatics (2006-), test pattern (2008-), spectra (2001-), cyclo (a collaborative project with Carsten Nicolai), superposition (2012-), supersymmetry (2014-) and micro | macro (2015-). Ryoji Ikeda is represented by Almine Rech Gallery.
Background image: Ryoji Ikeda, data.spectra 2005