Ryoji Ikeda


The SCAD Museum of Art presents "data.tron/data.scan," an exhibition by acclaimed Japanese composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda, marking his first exhibition in the southeastern U.S. Ikeda’s practice explores the contemporary world of information and data.

Ryoji Ikeda, “data.tron/data.scan.” Photograph by Marc Newton. Courtesy of SCAD.
Ryoji Ikeda, “data.tron/data.scan.” Photograph by Marc Newton. Courtesy of SCAD.

His immersive installations, sculptures and performances incorporate physical elements and properties of the smallest conceivable units including pixels of light, bits and bytes. Ikeda’s experiential works make mathematical equations visible through the use of sound and light.

"data.tron/data.scan" explores the vast universe of data that encompasses our everyday life, through an auditory and visual installation. The two pieces on view, "data.tron" and "data.scan" illustrate notions of randomness and offer engagement with digital data. "data.tron," an audio and visual projection, displays images of independent pixels moving in unison with rhythmic precision. Accompanied by "data.scan," a smaller sculptural work, it offers a visual representation of the mathematical space or "unit interval" between 0 and 1. Together, these two works offer an unparalleled experience with digital matter as contemporary art.

Presented as part of the deFINE ART 2015 program, Feb. 17-19, 2015.


This exhibition is curated by SCAD assistant curator Aaron Levi Garvey.

Museum Admission

Daily admission to the exhibition is free for all SCAD students, faculty, staff and museum members. The exhibition is open to the public with the cost of museum admission.

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