cyclo. sonotecture

Ryoji Ikeda and Carsten Nicolai


About the edition

Cyclo. is an artistic collaboration between Carsten Nicolai (Germany) and Ryoji Ikeda (Japan) two of the world's leading exponents of experimental sound art.

Nicolai is best known for works that explore the areas between art and science. By engineering situations in which sound or light frequencies can become both visible and audible at the same time, he highlights the intersections of the human senses. Ikeda is known as a leading avant-garde writer of minimalist electronic compositions exploring the raw physical characteristics of sound.

During their time at DCA for Kill Your Timid Notion in 2003, Nikolai and Ikeda created cyclo.sonotecture; a screenprint originating from images collected during their installation and live performance using real-time sound visualisation. The resulting print captures, in a highly subtle way, this event. Using close tonal variations of matt and pearlised inks, they created an elusive and shifting image that explores the boundaries of our sensory perceptions.

Year 2003
Edition of 150
Media Screenprint on BFK Rives Blanc (270gsm) paper
Dimensions 105.5 x 75cm
Signature Signed, numbered and dated by artists 

About Ryoji Ikeda and Carsten Nicolai

Carsten Nicolai lives and works in Berlin and has exhibited his work worldwide including Documenta and the 49th and 50th Venice Biennials, Anti Reflex (Kunsthalle, Hamburg) and Syn Chron (Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin). He is also a founder member of the German electronic music label Raster-Noton.

Ryoji Ikeda lives and works in New York. Since the 1990s he has produced numerous albums and compilations. In 1995 he founded his own production company Cci Recordings. He received the Golden Nica Award for digital music in 2001. His work as a sound artist has been presented at the Hayward Gallery,London; ICC, Tokyo; the Millennium Dome, London and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei.

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