Park Avenue Armory Unveils Ryoji Ikeda’s “the transfinite”

Park Avenue Armory’s latest installation, by Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda, is set to open on May 20th.  It sounds and looks like a gorgeously graphical, not-to-be-missed event.  Excerpts from the press release are below, and check out the video.

Japan’s leading electronic composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda will soon unveil the transfinite – an immersive sonic and visual environment that subsumes visitors within abstract expressions of digital information and binary code. Breathtakingly provocative black and white projections keyed to a tightly synchronized musical composition explore how data defines the world we live in.  Known for large-scale installations and public artworks around the world that push the limits of digital technology, Ikeda creates his most ambitious installation to date with the transfinite.

Following critically acclaimed installations by Ernesto Neto and Christian Boltanski, Ryoji Ikeda has been selected by the Armory for its third annual visual art commission in the Wade Thompson Drill Hall. Ikeda creates a visual and sonic environment where visitors are submerged in an extreme illustration of projected and synchronized data. His work uses scale, light, shade, volume, shadow, electronic sounds, and rhythm to flood the senses. In choreographing vast amounts of digital information, Ikeda conjures up a transformative environment in which visitors confront data on a scale that defies comprehension, experiencing the infinite.

This installation includes strobe effects and high volume.  the transfinite is on view from May 20th through June 11th at the Park Avenue Armory – 643 Park Avenue at 67th Street.  Tickets are on sale online.

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