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Supersymmetry - Ryoji ikeda - Vinyl Factory - London
Ryoji Ikeda

5/05/15

Supersymmetry - Ryoji ikeda - Vinyl Factory - London

Ryoji Ikeda's work has consolidated over the last two decades into an aesthetics of information. At once transcendent and acutely ornamental, the sonic/optical fusion of digital data is designed to overwhelm, to produce a phenomenological fugue-state in the viewer. Ikeda is asking us to submit to levels of information we can neither register nor comprehend. But of course it is information, functioning at this level and at this speed which drives every aspect of our world. This installation presents Ikeda's take on the supersymetry models being explored at CERN currently: mathematics at a level entirely beyond all but a very few minds.  Forty projectors and a parallel speaker array spray the space with exquisitely detailed clouds of particulate information , dividing, dispersing and recombining in furious, exhilarating profusion. Graphs, tables, dizzying columns of figures and numbers are fired the length of the space, meticulous sound tracks every moment. The impact of this verges on the philosophical. In some ways, Ikeda is doing for information what shamen and the makers of doctrine and ornament have done with the chaos of nature for centuries: rendering it through an aesthetic which tames our anxiety and incomprehension and simply enables us to marvel at its mystery. Until May the 31st.