Ryo Ikeshiro is a UK-based Japanese artist and researcher whose work deals with sound, media and computation. His output explores contemporary notions of otherness as manifested through technology and sound and he is interested in the artistic potential of computational technology and algorithmic processes as well as the cultural and political dimension of computation and media and their critique. His practice includes audiovisual performances, interactive installations, generative art, electronic music, video, 3D-prints and engravings. Recent works explore issues of diversity and net culture through using computer vision, the singing voice synthesis software Vocaloid, found footage, onomatopoeia and directional audio technology.
Ikeshiro has presented his works internationally in a wide range of contexts including exhibitions, festivals, concerts and screenings as well as academic conferences. He was part of the Asia Culture Center’s inaugural exhibition in Gwangju, South Korea, and his TeleText art pages have been broadcast on German, Austrian and Swiss national TV. He is a contributor to Sound Art: Sound as a medium of art, a forthcoming publication from ZKM Karlsruhe, he is featured in the Electronic Music volume of the Cambridge Introductions to Music series, and his articles have been published in the journal Organised Sound.
He has a PhD from Goldsmiths, University of London. The topic explored was real-time data sonification and visualisation – or live “audiovisualisation” – of emergent generative systems based on dynamical systems and fractals within the framework of audiovisual and computational art.
He is currently a fellow at the Center for Contemporary Art Kitakyushu. He also works as an associate lecturer.