Ryo Ikeshiro is a UK-based Japanese artist whose practice deals with sound, media and computation. His works explore contemporary notions of otherness as manifested through technology and sound. His output includes audiovisual performances, interactive installations, generative art, electronic music, 3D-prints and engravings and various image formats including Teletext pages. Recent works explore issues of race, gender, 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 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 also works as an associate lecturer at the School of Arts and Creative Industries at the London South Bank University. Recently, he was an artist in residence at the Asia Culture Center in Gwangju, S Korea.