Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ryoji Ikeda "Datamatics" Multimedia Performance: Feb 3 - Vancouver

Ryoji Ikeda the audio-visual maestro who in the late 20th Century redefined the parameters of what digital sound art could be with his "Matrix" series along with simultaneous collaborative performance-based work for Osaka based multi-media group Dumb Type. This couple year span being particularly memorable as they toured the world bringing their ultra-visceral explorations of perception, time, memory, sight, sound and the body to stunned and enrapt audiences (really, the hyperbole here is diminished, the shows were blinding) - is back in North America. A rare thing, as he's only performed in the states some half-dozen times in the last decade, either limited to San Francisco, New York or Chicago each time. His last Northwest shows were as far back as 2002 at Seattle's On the Boards. So take note! Ikeda presents his new work "Datamatics" in Vancouver as part of the Push Festival. Most, most certainly worth a trip across the border!

Link to Push Festival "Datamatics" Performance site

Link to Ryoji Ikeda official site