data.anatomy: Car design meets art



This is an interesting project, it took me a while to figure out what was actually happening. Ryoji Ikeda, a leading Japanese electronic composer and visual artist, has created data.anatomy in partnership with Mitsuru Kariya, the development lead of the new Honda Civic. Random.

Ikeda used the raw production data, something usually hidden from the consumer, then compressed and animated it into a visually compelling mathematical optical installation. At stages you move through vaguely recognisable renderings of car parts (but in a good way) and at other moments you are hovering in indistinguishable abstract forms.

All of this is projected on 3 large screens and housed in the vast space of a former power station. Pretty amazing stuff. Definitely want to investigate the work of this guy a bit more. And watch the video.... it's good.

Logan Bradley