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Ryoji Ikeda: data.tron/data.scan

Experience the vast universe of data in the infinite between 0 and 1.

How many points are there in a line? What is the number of numbers? How can we verify that the random is random? Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda exhibits two works from his datamatics project, which is a series of experiments that explore such questions, physically and mathematically. With the exhibition data.tron/data.scan, visitors will experience the vast universe of data in the infinite between 0 and 1. 

data.tron/data.scan is an audiovisual installation where each single pixel of visual image is strictly calculated by mathematical principle, composed from a combination of pure mathematics and the vast sea of data present in the world. These images are projected onto a large screen, heightening and intensifying the viewer’s perception and total immersion within the work.

This exhibition is produced in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of Surrey Art Gallery’s TechLab digital art residency and exhibition program. This is the premiere exhibition of data.scan. data.scan - co-produced by Surrey Art Gallery and Forma data.tron - co-produced by Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains and Forma (London).

Image credit: Installation shot of data.tron/data.scan by Ryoji Ikeda at Surrey Art Gallery. Photo by Scott Massey.