Dont miss Ryoji Ikeda´s new installation 'supersymmetry '

Dont miss Ryoji Ikeda´s new installation ‘supersymmetry ‘

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Ryoji Ikeda “supersymmetry” from YCAM on Vimeo.



Ryoji Ikeda “supersymmetry” (2014/Commissioned by YCAM)

Concept, Composition: Ryoji Ikeda

in collaboration with
Programming, Computer Graphics: Norimichi Hirakawa, Tomonaga Tokuyama, Yoshito Onishi
Mechanics/Optics/Device Design: Norimichi Hirakawa
Computer System Design: Tomonaga Tokuyama
Technical Management: Norimichi Hirakawa, Tomonaga Tokuyama
Electronics Design: Yoshito Onishi

Curator: Kazunao Abe (YCAM)
Co-curator: Patrick Gyger (Le Lieu Unique)

Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]
Assistant Curator: Tsubasa Nishi
Construction Supervision: Richi Owaki
Sound Programming: Satoshi Hama
Device Design/Set-up: Richi Owaki, Keina Konno
Sound: Satoshi Hama, Etsuko Nishimura
System Engineering: Yohei Miura
Lighting Design: Fumie Takahara
Technical Management: Clarence Ng
Public Relations: Miyuki Tanaka
Documentation: Ryuichi Maruo, Tomoya Watanabe
Signage Operation: Naomi Kakuda
Education: Kiyoshi Suganuma

Ryoji Ikeda Studio
Creative Director: Emmanuelle de Montgazon
Administrative Assistant: Yuko Higaki

Mechanics/Electronics Design: Koichiro Mori
Shutter Device Set-up Support: Makoto Hirabayashi
Graphic Design: Kazuya Kondo

Organized by Yamaguchi City Foundation for Cultural Promotion
In association with Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi City Board of Education
supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2014, Institut Français du Japon and the partnership Institut Français-Ville de Nantes (France), THE ASAHI SHIMBUN FOUNDATION
Cooperated by Gallery Koyanagi,Tokyo
Equipment cooperation Mix Wave,Inc. , Bell-Park Co.,Ltd.
Co-developed with YCAM InterLab
Co-produced withLe lieu unique, scène nationale de Nantes with the Support of the City of Nantes and the Ministry of Culture and Communication (France)
Produced by Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM] , Ryoji Ikeda Studio


Ryoji Ikeda (born 1966) is a Japanese sound artist who lives and works in Paris. Ikeda’s music is concerned primarily with sound in a variety of “raw” states, such as sine tones and noise, often using frequencies at the edges of the range of human hearing. The conclusion of his album +/- features just such a tone; of it, Ikeda says “a high frequency sound is used that the listener becomes aware of only upon its disappearance” (from the CD booklet). Rhythmically, Ikeda’s music is highly imaginative, exploiting beat patterns and, at times, using a variety of discrete tones and noise to create the semblance of a drum machine. His work also encroaches on the world of ambient music; many tracks on his albums are concerned with slowly evolving soundscapes, with little or no sense of pulse.

Ryoji Ikeda was born in Gifu, Japan in 1966.

In addition to working as a solo artist, he has also collaborated with, among others, Carsten Nicolai (under the name “Cyclo.”) and the art collective Dumb Type. His work matrix won the Golden Nica Award in 2001.

In 2004, the dormant Saarinen-designed TWA Flight Center (now Jetblue Terminal 5) at JFK Airport briefly hosted an art exhibition called Terminal 5 curated by Rachel K. Ward and featuring the work of 18 artists including Ikeda. The show featured work, lectures and temporary installations drawing inspiration from the idea of travel — and the terminal’s architecture. The show was to run from October 1, 2004 to January 31, 2005 — though it closed abruptly after the building itself was vandalized during the opening party.

In May – June 2011 a presentation of three of the artist’s immersive audio/visual projects, The Transfinite, was exhibited at the Park Avenue Armory