Following critically acclaimed installations by Ernesto Neto and Christian Boltanski, Ryoji Ikeda has been selected by the Armory for its third annual visual art commission in the Wade Thompson Drill Hall. Ikeda creates a visual and sonic environment where visitors are submerged in an extreme illustration of projected and synchronized data. His work uses scale, light, shade, volume, shadow, electronic sounds, and rhythm to flood the senses. In choreographing vast amounts of digital information, Ikeda conjures up a transformative environment in which visitors confront data on a scale that defies comprehension, experiencing the infinite.
This installation includes strobe effects.
A Japanese sound and visual artist who lives and works in Paris, Ikeda has collaborated with such artists as choreographer William Forsythe, architect Toyo Ito, musician and visual artist Carsten Nicolai, and photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto. Shown widely in Europe and Japan, this is his first major installation in the United States. Download Ryoji Ikdeda’s full bio
One guest’s experience at the Ryoji Ikeda’s the transfinite
A time-lapse video of installing the transfinite at Park Avenue Armory
Video of RYOJI IKEDA’s datamatics provided by Forma
Co-produced by Park Avenue Armory and Forma
This program is supported by Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Ken Kuchin, Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional support provided by Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, David Teiger, and The Surrey.
Photo: James Ewing