Artist: Ryoji Ikeda
Location: The Vinyl Factory at Brewer Street Car Park
Dates: 23/04/2015 — 31/05/2015
Pitch black. It might take a while for your eyes to be ready. Once your pupils dilate, be ready for the overwhelming.
The fact that the visitor needs to physically adapt to this site-specific exhibition’s environment, already sets a statement. It suggests that you are not prepared, that a measureless mass of ones and zeroes awaits you.
Diagrams, letters and figures’ frantic rhythm, as well as music composition, will soon disorientate you and make you doubt your perception. It is as if the artist pursued to express how little he is (we are) by putting everything into perspective. Literal and metaphorical perspective.
Ikeda achieves this goal by expressing how vast CERN’s data flow can get and how trivial we become when placed facing his installations. Even after ‘Spectra’ ploughed through London’s sky.