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Centennial Festival Washington,DC/September 4-10,2012
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. Within the Armory expansive Wade Thompson Drill Hall, Ryoji will create a digital and sonic environment where visitors will be subsumed in an extreme illustration of information to experience the infinite. In choreographing vast amounts of binary code and digital information Ryoji conjures up a transformative environment in which visitors confront data on a scale that defies comprehension. A Japanese sound and visual artist who lives and works in Paris, Ikeda has collaborated with such artists as choreographer William Forsythe, architect Toyo Ito and photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto. His work uses scale, light, color, shade, volume, shadow, electronic sounds, and rhythm, flooding the senses, immersing visitors in an overwhelming visual and audio atmosphere, and sculpting the infinite into the poetic. Widely known in Europe and Japan, the Armory installation will be Ryoji's first major United States exhibition.