Special thanks to Bonanza Tzellybean for the music!
*warning – this video has a lot of strobe effects.
“born in 1966 in Gifu, Japan
lives and works in Paris, France and Kyoto, Japan
Japan’s leading electronic composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda focuses on the essential characteristics of sound itself and that of visuals as light by means of both mathematical precision and mathematical aesthetics. Ikeda has gained a reputation as one of the few international artists working convincingly across both visual and sonic media. He elaborately orchestrates sound, visuals, materials, physical phenomena and mathematical notions into immersive live performances and installations.
Alongside of pure musical activity, Ikeda has been working on long-term projects through live performances, installations, books and CD’s such as ‘datamatics’ (2006-), ‘test pattern’ (2008-), ‘spectra’ (2001-), ‘cyclo’ a collaborative project with Carsten Nicolai, ‘superposition’ (2012-) and ‘supersymmetry’ (2014-).”
See more here: https://vimeo.com/user10759430
Thinking about the desert – here’s some gorgeous animation from CRCR
Following our chat about music videos, here’s a classic with a downtown L.A. setting and a hint of the surreal…
Also, director Spike Jonze recently revisited this video with a perfume ad for Kenzo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABz2m0olmPg