Ryoji Ikeda: "superposition" - performance preview
Sun, August 05th 2012, 6 p.m., ZKM_Media Theater, admission 7/10 Euro (plus fee)
In his new production entitled "superposition," Japanese sound art and video artist Ryoji Ikeda looks into our understanding of nature on an atomic scale, based on and inspired by his findings in the field of quantum maths and mechanics.
The principle of "superposition" describes a challenging concept about the nature and behavior of matter and forces at the sub-atomic level: while we do not know what the state of any particle is at any given time, it is in all possible states simultaneously. Ikeda makes the most of this particular characteristic to create a striking performance piece where sound, visuals, physics, mathematical concepts, human behavior and randomness are combined and rearranged.
For the first time ever, performers will appear on stage to carry out a score influenced by various creative artforms such as music, dance and semiotics alongside video works shown live on a grand total of 21 screens.
The world première will be held at the Centre Pompidou - Festival dʼAutomne à Paris (November 14th/15th 2012).
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