Ryoji Ikeda - superposition
A breathtaking display of technology, music and art27 - 28 March 2013 / 20:00
Barbican Theatre - London
Employing a spectacular combination of synchronized video screens, real-time content feeds, digital sound sculptures and – for the first time in Ikeda’s work – human performers,superposition explores the thrilling conceptual world opened up by quantum theory.
Ikeda’s immersive and viscerally exciting music plunges you into the grey space between 0 and 1, true and false, where uncertainty and probability coexist, through a powerful display of technology and art designed to take the spectator inside the indescribable structures at the very foundation of all life.
Leading Japanese electronic composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda returns to the Barbican after the sell-out success of his audiovisual concert datamatics [ver 2.0] as part of SPILL Festival of Performance 2011.
‘A compelling, breathtaking audiovisual experience’ ★★★★Resident Advisor on datamatics [ver 2.0]
70min/plus one interval
Concept, direction and music Ryoji Ikeda
in collaboration with
Performers Stéphane Garin, Amélie Grould
Programming, graphics and computer system Tomonaga Tokuyama, Norimichi Hirakawa, Yoshito Onishi
Optical devices Norimichi Hirakawa
Stage manager Simon MacColl
Technical manager Tomonaga Toku
Read more on Barbican website