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  • Oct 12, 2017

Math and Music: Ryoji Ikeda Performs Test Pattern Live in London

RYOJI IKEDA, Test Pattern [Live Set], 2008, audiovisual performance. Concept and composition by Ryoji Ikeda. Computer graphics and programming by Tomonaga Tokuyama. Photo by Liz Hingley. Courtesy Ryoji Ikeda Studio, Kyoto.

Old Selfridges Hotel, located directly above the famous central London department store, has all the trappings of a classic techno venue. Entering the cavernous industrial space along with hundreds of other spectators, and finding a spot among its concrete pillars from which to watch Ryoji Ikeda perform Test Pattern, had the air of arriving to a club night.