Ryoji Ikeda Ryoji Ikeda[Music] As an artist/composer, my intention is always polarized by concepts of “the beautiful and the sublime” .
To me, beauty is crystal; rationality, precision, simplicity, elegance, delicacy.
The sublime is infinity; infinitesimal, immensity, indescribable, ineffable.
The purest beauty is the world of mathematics. Its perfect assemblage amongst numbers, magnitudes and forms persist despite us.
The aesthetic experience of the sublime in mathematics is awe-inspiring. It is similar to the experience we have when we confront the vast magnitude of the universe, which always leaves us openmouthed.
The aim of this project is to engage in dialogue with the mathematician Benedict Gross and other number theorists to find a common language on aesthetics.