You / Me / It
Welcome to the opening of the computational creativity exhibition! You are cordially welcome to join us on Monday, 9th June, at 18h and enjoy magnificent works of world-known artists. The exhibition runs from 9th to 13th June in the Jozef Stefan Institute gallery and has been sponsored as part of a Contact Forum by the PROSECCO network.
Each of the exhibited works find their own balance of process and spectacle. In each case, the act of making the final artefact is accomplished by a non-human agent, while the meaning of the work often hides in the complexity that goes into achieving that automated act.
With artists like Robert Seidel and Gibson / Martelli, there is an emphasis on the spectacle of a final form where generated computer imagery is displayed in unique realworld spaces. Conversely, Felicien Goguey and Benjamin Bartholet inherit a digital system’s existing aesthetic, appropriating tools from indie videogame Minecraft to recreate and remediate the iconic imagery of 2001: A Space Odyssey. In the work of Nicolai Troshinsky and Ed Key and David Kanaga, the computer acts as a space itself which an audience can navigate in realtime. This immersive staging gives the viewer the ability to explore the nonlinear yet narrative potential of generative art. No two play sessions are the same. Generative art often takes the simulation of nature as its subject, but it can also give rise to new singular forms. Tanja Vujinovic’s work explores serialised forms, variations on a theme that can then be interpreted by an external agent. The computer generates variations with a set of parameters, allowing the artist to intervene through the sorting, editing and curation of these serialised works.
Félicien Goguey & Benjamin Bartholet, France
Ed Key & David Kanaga, UK & USA
Gibson / Martelli, UK
Robert Seidel, Germany
Nicolai Troshinsky, Spain
Tanja Vujinovic, Slovenia
Ian Gouldstone, UK