This is the homepage of UK-based Japanese artist Ryo Ikeshiro whose practice deals with sound, media and computation.

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Pika! Ppeonjjeog, Pika! Ppeonjjeog / Ppiikkaa!! PPppeeoonnjjjjeeoogg

Mixed-media installation.

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The Korean and Japanese languages contain many onomatopoeia to describe phenomena which produce no sound e.g. how things look or feel and emotions. This mixed-media installation is based on this practice of “sound symbolism” of silent phenomena.

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Construction in Kneading [surround]

Immersive generative audiovisual performance.

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Girls! Girls! Girls! Girls! Boys!

Girls! Girls! Girls! Girls! Boys! is a set of five Teletext art works made for the International Teletext Art Festival – ITAF2015.

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The Global Minotaur

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An illustration of The Global Minotaur: America, the True Origins of the Financial Crisis and the Future of the World Economy by Yanis Varoufakis, the Greek finance minister from Syriza.

It is part of OCEAN, an online exhibition of animated GIFs.


Ethnic Diversity in Sites of Cultural Activity

An interactive audiovisual installation

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Ethnic Diversity in Sites of Cultural Activity poses the question of whether computers can be racist by highlighting the potential for discrimination of face recognition technology. The interactive installation consists of a computer, a web camera, speakers, projectors and lamps. It locates faces, detects skin colour and alters the sound and image produced depending on the ethnic diversity of the visitors to the exhibition. Different music is selected depending on where the work is exhibited. The piece was originally developed in Vienna where it morphed between Fela Kuti’s Zombie for dark skin and Johann Strauss II’s the Blue Danube performed by the Vienna Philharmonic for light skin in reference to the orchestra’s lack of ethnic and gender diversity.

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Real-Time GENDYN Audiovisualisation

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Composition: White Square, White Circle

Available in limited edition digital format from Sedition.

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