Critical Writing Index

Beautiful, Useless Things: the work of Ryoji Ikeda

by Christopher Olson

Border Crossings, 2010, v. 29, no. 113, pp. 56-62

In a discussion of data experimentation and digital information, Olson introduces the work of artist/musician Ryoji Ikeda, a "breathtaking" "surgically precise approach to sound and image". "Sourced from every pixel of a visual image, data.tron is a strictly calculated example of mathematics made visible". Projected to a large wall, the digital videos are endless numbers, pure data.

ITEM 2010.012 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

data.tronRyoji Ikeda

data.scanRyoji Ikeda