(This video clip will be constantly updated during tour. Tour dates: ryojiikeda.com)
superposition is a project about the way we understand the reality of nature on an atomic scale and is inspired by the mathematical notions of quantum mechanics. Performers will appear in his piece for the first time, performing as operator/conductor/observer/examiners. All the components on stage will be in a state of superposition; sound, visuals, physical phenomena, mathematical concepts, human behaviour and randomness - these will be constantly orchestrated and de-orchestrated simultaneously in a single performance piece.
Concept, direction and music: Ryoji Ikeda
in collaboration with
Performers: Stéphane Garin, Amélie Grould
Programming, graphics and computer system: Tomonaga Tokuyama, Norimichi Hirakawa, Yoshito Onishi
Optical devices: Norimichi Hirakawa
Stage manager: Simon MacColl
Technical manager: Tomonaga Tokuyama
Production assistant: Daisuke Sekine
World Première on 14, 15, 16 November 2012 at the Centre Pompidou with the Festival dʼAutomne à Paris (FR)
Avant-Première on 5 August 2012 at ZKM (Karlsruhe, DE)
Commissioned by Festival d’Automne à Paris (FR) for the musical part
Created and developed at Parc de La Villette (Paris, FR), YCAM Yamaguchi Center for Arts and media (JP) and ZKM (Karlsruhe, DE)
Coproduction : Festival dʼAutomne à Paris (FR), Les Spectacles Vivants - Centre Pompidou (Paris, FR), Barbican (London, UK), Concertgebouw Brugge (Bruges, BE), Festival de Marseille (FR), Parc de La Villette (Paris, FR), Kyoto Experiment (JP), ZKM (Karlsruhe, DE), STRP Art and Technology Festival (Eindhoven, NL).
With the support of the DICRéAM-CNC (FR)
Director : Edouard Salier
Commissioner : Svana Gisla
Production : Scream Park, Paris
Executive Producer : Anne Lifshitz
Post Production : Digital District
Post producer : David Danesi
CGI: Jean Lamoureux, Rémi Gamiette, Kevin Monthureux, Jimmy Cavé
Art & Compositing : Julien Michel, Xavier Reyé.
Flame: Christophe Richard
Art sure can be fun !
In March 2009 I took my kids to see an exhibit of Jimmie Durham's work at the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. My daughter asked to recreate his Smashing video for her 10th birthday party. Each child brought something to smash, but boy was that Happy Meal toy tough to break !