Ryoji Ikeda - Superposition @ Centre Pompidou, Paris, 14-16 Novembre 2012

superposition is a project about the way we understand the reality of nature on an atomic scale and is inspired by the mathematical notions of quantum mechanics. Performers will appear in his piece for the first time, performing as operator/conductor/observer/examiners. All the components on stage will be in a state of superposition; sound, visuals, physical phenomena, mathematical concepts, human behaviour and randomness - these will be constantly orchestrated and de-orchestrated simultaneously in a single performance piece.
Concept, direction and music: Ryoji Ikeda
in collaboration with
Performers: Stéphane Garin, Amélie Grould
Programming, graphics and computer system: Tomonaga Tokuyama, Norimichi Hirakawa, Yoshito Onishi
Optical devices: Norimichi Hirakawa
Stage manager: Simon MacColl
Technical manager: Tomonaga Tokuyama
Production assistant: Daisuke Sekine
Production: Ryoji Ikeda Studio (Artistic direction: Emmanuelle de Montgazon; Administration: Yuko Higaki), Quaternaire (Producer and artist management: Sarah Ford, Booking: Aïcha Boutella; Administration: Kathleen Aleton; Coordination and marketing: Joanna Rieussec), Forma (Artistic Director: David Metcalfe)
World Première on 14, 15, 16 November 2012 at the Centre Pompidou with the Festival dʼAutomne à Paris (FR)
Avant-Première on 5 August 2012 at ZKM (Karlsruhe, DE)
Commissioned by Festival d’Automne à Paris (FR) for the musical part
Created and developed at EPPGH La Villette (Paris, FR), YCAM Yamaguchi Center for Arts and media (JP) and ZKM (Karlsruhe, DE)
Coproduction : Festival dʼAutomne à Paris (FR), Les Spectacles Vivants - Centre Pompidou (Paris, FR), Barbican (London, UK), Concertgebouw Brugge (Bruges, BE), Festival de Marseille (FR), EPPGH La Villette (Paris, FR), Kyoto Experiment (JP), ZKM (Karlsruhe, DE) ...
With the support of the DICRéAM-CNC (FR)

Read more on Ikeda website