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Ryoji Ikeda

Ryoji Ikeda

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    • Centre Pompidou
      November 21 and 22
    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.
    Ryoji Ikeda
    datamatics [ver.2.0]
    Direction, conception and composition, Ryoji Ikeda
    Computer graphic conception, Shohei Matsukawa, Daisuke Tsunoda, Tomonaga Tokuyama, Norimichi Hirakawa
    Produced by Forma
    Made-to-order for the AV Festival 06/ ZeroOne San José/ ISEA 2006
    With the support of Recombinant Media Labs
    Co-produced by YCAM/ Les Spectacles Vivants-Centre Pompidou
    Co-realized by the Festival d'Automne à Paris and les Spectacles Vivants-Centre Pompidou
    Supported by Nomura, the Franco-Japanese Sasakawa Foundation, and the Foundation for the study of the Japanese language and culture, working under the aegis of the Foundation of France
    Within the context of the 150th anniversary of Franco-Japanese relations