Friday, November 06, 2009
The Laboratory - Grand Opening - Ryoji Ikeda - U.S. Premiere of Datamatics [Ver.2.0]
The Grand Opening of the Laboratory here in Cambridge is on my Birthday, this Sunday, November 8, 2009. At Sanders Theater, there will be the U.S. Premiere of Ryoji Ikeda's Datamatics [Ver.2.0].
From the press release:
9pm Sunday, November 8th
$20 general admission, $5 students
"THE LABORATORY at Harvard presents Ryoji Ikeda's audiovisual concert datamatics [ver.2.0] - the United States premiere of this work and his first Boston-area performance ever.
datamatics [ver.2.0] is the latest audiovisual concert in Ikeda's datamatics series, an art project that explores the potential to perceive the invisible multi-substance of data that permeates our world.
Using pure data as a source for sound and visuals, datamatics combines abstract and mimetic presentations of matter, time and space in a powerful and breathtakingly accomplished work.
The technical dynamics of datamatics [ver.2.0], including its extremely fast frame rates and variable bit depths, challenge the thresholds of our perceptions and the capabilities of the technology used.
This performance coincides with the opening of The Laboratory at Harvard, a new exhibition and idea lab space catalyzing innovation in the arts and sciences.
Tickets available at the Harvard Box Office (617.496.2222 - 1350 Massachusetts Avenue - Cambridge, MA 02138) or online: http://www.ofa.fas.harvard.edu/cal/details.php?ID=40733"
ALSO NOTE: Kate Connolly's Article in the Guardian UK about Paris's Le Laboratoire.
SPECIAL THANKS TO JON of BRAINWASHED for pointing this out to me.