Ryoji Ikeda on the Science that Drives His Artistic Work—and the World

“There is no Chinese mathematics and French mathematics. Mathematics is just one.”
Ryoji Ikeda, on his obsession with the science that drives his artistic work—and the world. To Ikeda, mathematicians “playing with numbers” are like composers organising their notes, writes interviewer Cleo Roberts-Komireddi. For his next exhibition, the Japanese media artist reimagined the exposed underbelly of London’s 180 The Strand as staves, notes, and bar lines, “orchestrating everything into a symphony.”

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