June 7, 2013

Ryoji Ikeda: Japanese audio-visual and sound artist

Carriageworks, ISEA2013 and Vivid Sydney join forces present the Australian premiere of a major work by acclaimed Japanese electronic composer and audio-­visual artist Ryoji Ikeda, known for creating spectacular sound and visual environments. Ikeda’s latest large-­scale installation, test pattern [N°5], will be premiered at Carriageworks, from 8 June until 1 July 2013, free. 

Test Pattern [N°5] is an audio­‐visual installation that converts data (text, sounds, photos and movies) into barcode and binary patterns of 0s and 1s. Comprised of five projectors that illuminate a floor space some 28 metres long and eight metres wide, the work creates an immersive experience of flickering black and white imagery and sound that pushes the threshold of human perception. In addition to test pattern [N°5], a one-night only, free concert will be presented at Carriageworks on Friday 7 June 2013, at 8pm.