Ruhrtriennale > Audio visual installation in the Kraftzentrale

>> Ryoji Ikeda: test pattern [100 m version] <<

We were honoured to be in charge of the impressive audio-visual installation of the Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda at the Ruhrtriennale. We created the technical requirements for the 100-meter-long installation in the Duisburg-Nord landscape park. 

See the installation for yourself:


The artist and the installation:

Japanese artist and composer Ryoji Ikeda’s new work translates the digital data that surrounds us in everday life into flickering barcodes. We enter a gigantic landscape that consists of alternating black and white structures. The twitching currents flow by us at astonishing speed, contract and take on new forms. test pattern [100 m version] – conceived especially for Duisburg’s Kraftzentrale – moves in the field of tension between technological feasibility and human perception. The serial perfection of this artificially created environment presents an extreme contrast to each human motion. On a 100-meter-long projection, we are simultaneously viewer and part of the image. Combined with the rhythmic power of the soundtrack, the result is a poetic space that invited is to linger – an experience that involves all the senses.

With surgical precision, Ryoji Ikeda transforms physical phenomena and mathematical concepts into complex montages of sound and light. Working with installations, live performances, and publications, he is on e of the most innovative composers and visual artists in the field of electronics. His works are primarily characterized by an equal confidence in the use of visual and acoustic media.

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About the Ruhrtriennale:

The Ruhrtriennale is the international arts festival hosted by the Ruhr metropolitan area. The venues of the Ruhrtriennale are the region’s outstanding industrial monuments, transformed each year into spectacular sites for music, fine art, theater, dance and performance. At the center of all this are contemporary artists seeking a dialog with industrial spaces and between disciplines.

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If you have any questions regarding this event, our project manager, Daniel Frigger, would be pleased to receive an email.



Ruhrtriennale, Kultur Ruhr GmbH, Gelsenkirchen

Event location:   
Kraftzentrale im Landschaftspark Nord, Duisburg


pre-planning incl. CAD-Plans (technical drawings, rigging and suspension point drawings, cabling plans and signal management etc), 3-D model, development of a time control and system power release in emergency, set-up and handover of a directly playable system (sound and video) to the artist, support of his work and the production



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