Ryoji Ikeda: Micro | Macro

Project Summary

28 August 2018

Sector: Arts and Culture

Country location: Australia

Grantee: Carriageworks


people standing infront of a big screen tv, with lazers on the floor.
Concept and Composition: Ryoji Ikeda; Programming and Computer Graphics: Norimichi Hirakawa, Tomonaga Tokuyama, Yoshito Onishi and Satoshi Hama; Commissioned and Produced in cooperation with ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe; Ryoji Ikeda, micro | macro, Carriageworks; Image: Zan Wimberley 2018. Credit: Zan Wimberley 2018.

Project description

The internationally acclaimed Ryoji Ikeda returns to Carriageworks with micro | macro. Developed during a residency at CERN, European Organisation for Nuclear Research in Switzerland, micro | macro is an immersive installation which sits at the intersection of art and quantum physics. Ikeda utilises the Planck Scale (which measures the smallest components of the universe – atoms) as a way to contrast our human scale to the microscopic and unobservable. Ikeda tests the limits of what is observable and knowable in our universe in an attempt to understand it, and make it visible to us all.

“My work is created by reducing sound, light and the world into sine waves, pixels and data… so that the world can be viewed once more at a different resolution.” Ryoji Ikeda.

Key dates:

  • Ryoji Ikeda micro | macro Exhibition Season, Carriageworks, Sydney, 04/07/2018 to 29/07/2018
  • Media Preview, Carriageworks, Sydney, 04/08/2018
  • VIP Opening Night, Carriageworks, Sydney, 03/07/2018
  • AJF Private View, Carriageworks, Sydney, 27/07/2018 to 27/08/2018

Social media: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=Carriageworks%20ryoji%20ikeda

Australia-Japan Foundation grant offer: $20,000


Last Updated: 16 August 2018