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test pattern

8 June 2013 1 July 2013

A highlight of the ISEA 2013 program was the Australian premiere of test pattern, a large scale immersive installation by renowned Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda.

Like many of Ikeda’s works, test pattern represents the intense energies of massive digital data flows that increasingly shape our globalised world.

test pattern is a system that converts any type of data (text, sounds, photos and movies) into barcode patterns and binary patterns of 0s and 1s. Through its application, the project aims to examine the relationship between critical points of device performance and the threshold of human perception.

Presented by Carriageworks and ISEA2013, in collaboration with Vivid Sydney.


Selected objects