Ikeda's test pattern [N°12] is exhibited alongside Jafa's video installation Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death and Jeremy Shaw’s 20-minute sci-fi pseudo-documentary Liminals
Japanese electronic composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda has bought his new site-specific installation to London’s Store Studios, following showings in New York’s Times Square and elsewhere around the world. Called test pattern [N˚12], it’s a continuation of Ikeda’s ongoing test pattern series which processes data from sound and imagery into binary code.
Also on show at Store Studios is Arthur Jafa’s Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death (2016). The installation follows Jafa's recent exhibition at Serpentine Galleries, A Series Of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions, which featured a listening session live stream of performances by Steve Coleman, Morgan Craft, Micah Gaugh, Melvin Gibbs, Jason Moran and Kokayi Carl Walker, the results of which were cut direct to disc and released by VF. For Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death, Jafa creates a vision of African-American identity through a selection of found footage and contemporary imagery, including photographs of civil rights leaders and aerial views of the Los Angeles riots, set to Kanye West’s “Ultralight Beam”.
Finally, Store is screening Jeremy Shaw’s 20 minute sci-fi pseudo-documentary Liminals, which follows a group of eight dancers as they act out ecstatic rituals, drawing parallels between spiritual gatherings and 1970s hedonistic rituals. A 10" record of Liminals’ soundtrack will be released at a later date.
Curated by Store X The Vinyl Factory, all three showings run until 10 December at Store Studios. Entry is free.