Not content with bending Berliners’ minds with his recent sound and light exhibition at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Ryoji Ikeda returns to the city in April with a new audiovisual installation as part of an unexpected collaboration. Working with Mitsuru Kariya, the development leader ofthe new Honda Civic car, the three-screen video projection, entitled data.anatomy [civic], immerses viewers in an intricate yet vast audiovisual composition derived from the entire dataset of the car.
True to form, Ikeda abstracts the complexity of the physical object into a captivating aesthetic experience. He explained: “As a Japanese artist I have great respect for Honda’s long tradition of excellence andinnovation in engineering. This installation will reveal the richness and beauty of theephemeral concepts that are embodied physically in the car itself.”
data.anatomy [civic] will be exhibited in the Turbine Hall at the iconic Kraftwerk Berlin (Köpenickerstraße 59-73) from the 19th April to 1st May 2012. Watch this space.