Ryoji Ikeda to take over 180 Studios in London, with a multi-sensory exploration of light and sound.
The Vinyl Factory and Fact are presenting a new RYOJI IKEDA exhibition at 180 Studios – in collaboration with Audemars Piguet Contemporary, opening this November.
Featuring the largest collection of the artist’s work in Europe to date, as well as world premieres of never-before-seen works, RYOJI IKEDA invites viewers to immerse themselves in Ikeda’s thought-provoking and highly-charged dynamic digital universe.
Imagined by Ryoji Ikeda as a subterranean exploration of sound and light, the exhibition will take viewers on a sensory journey of 180 Studios’ labyrinth-like spaces, which seem to defy the building’s scale.
Among those artworks premiering is the data-verse trilogy – a large-scale immersive project commissioned by Audemars Piguet Contemporary in 2015. A new, site-specific version of test pattern will also be making its global debut.
The exhibition will also include UK premieres of other hypnotic Ikeda artworks including: point of no return – an intense audio-visualisation that creates a virtual experience akin to entering a black hole; spectra III – a tunnel of strobe lighting that made its premiere at the 2019 Venice Biennale and has been readapted to reflect the scale of the 180 Studios show; and A (continuum) – a sound installation comprising six colossal Meyer SB-1 speakers that will act as minimalist sculptures.