Supersymmetry Sound Installation Art by Ryoji Ikeda


Supersymmetry is an installation by Ryoji Ikeda, who is a leading electronic composer  and visual artist focusing on mathematical precision and aesthetics. The work is developed from his exchanges with scientists and engineers during his stay at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN).

The installation at the Brewer street car park in Soho has divided opinion. Guardian criticised the artist not understanding science, while others were impressed by e.g. the precision of the work.

This kind of work must always be experienced live. Brewer street car park was a perfect pitch black space to have a full body sensorial experience of the the sound effects. Together with the visual data orchestra I enjoyed the work. Art and science mix beautifully together. Whether the artist fully understand the science is irrelevant for me as a viewer.

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