[NetBehaviour] The Root of The Root. Devotion Gallery, NYC.

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Tue Nov 2 22:41:49 CET 2010


The Root of The Root. Devotion Gallery, NYC.

Generative Art by Marius Watz, Paul Prudence and Aaron Meyers
Opening 6pm on Friday, October 22nd. On view until Sunday November 21st 
2010.
Marius Watz will be teaching a special workshop on Processing at 
Devotion Mon Oct 18th -- Tues Oct 26th.
http://www.areyoudevoted.com/exhibitions/month/october-2010


This exhibition showcases three artists working with generative code to 
create abstract and reactive works. Marius Watz and Paul Prudence have 
been contributing to the dialogue for computational art since 2005 with 
seminal essays, some of the foremost blogs and ground-breaking software. 
As a seminal member of the processing community, Marius Watz has, in 
many ways, defined part of the aesthetic associated with code-based art. 
Paul Prudence works with VVVV and with visual feedback systems to create 
audio-visual performances. Aaron Meyers is an artist and programmer 
using generative strategies in the creation of software and moving 
image. He is currently a fellow at the Eyebeam Art & Technology center 
where he recently led the Visual Music Collaborative workshop in 
collaboration with Ghostly International.

In generative art, works are created at least in part by some process 
that is not under the artist's direct control. Generative processes have 
been applied to music, dance, and all forms of visual art over thousands 
of years. With the advent of computers, complex digital generative art 
has become one of the defining art forms of the twenty-first century. 
While this art may harnesses the power of computation to create work 
enacted via machine, the human originator is ever present, even if 
acting by proxy. The works in this show amalgamate the organic and the 
methodical, seducing with pattern, texture and beauty.

BIOS:

Marius Watz
Works: Blocker, sound-reactive software piece
Images: http://www.box.net/shared/7uxsnych5i
Materials: Realtime software, PC speakers or headphones
Size: Variable (32" screen)
Price: $5800
Artist Statement: Marius Watz is an artist using software processes to 
explore visual abstraction. His work is known for its bold colors and 
hard-edged geometries.

Biography:  Watz (NO) has lectured and exhibited his work 
internationally at venues that include Künstlerhaus (Vienna), Fondation 
Vasarely (Provence), Victoria & Albert Museum (London), Itau Cultural 
(Sao Paulo) and Club Transmediale (Berlin). He is a lecturer at the Oslo 
School of Architecture and Design.

Aaron Meyers
Works: 5 generative laser-etched wood pieces
Images: 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/admurder/4252091173/in/set-72157623158008618/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/admurder/4252182538/in/set-72157623158008618/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/admurder/4778254758/in/set-72157623158008618/
Materials: Laser-etched birch plywood
Size: 3 x 30"x16", 2 x 16"x16"
Price: Please Inquire

Artist Statement: Often interactive, Aaron's work playfully forges rich 
perceptual experience through the manipulation of generative systems, 
physical simulation, data and media. Using a laser cutter and custom 
software written in Processing, Aaron's work on plywood pulls into sharp 
focus the interaction of complex line work with the organic burning process.

Biography: Currently a fellow at the Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, 
Aaron's work has been shown at Ars Electronica (Linz), the Performa 
Biennial (New York), Fondation Cartier (Paris), Eyebeam MIXER (New 
York), Wired NextFest (New York), and Where 2.0 (San Francisco). As a 
teacher, Aaron has taught at UCLA Design|Media Arts and led the Visual 
Music Collaborative workshop at Eyebeam in creative partnership with 
Ghostly International.

Paul Prudence
Works: Autotroph series 4 x b/w prints & Bioacoustic Study [Video,10mins]
Video: http://www.vimeo.com/14903121
Images: http://www.flickr.com/photos/transphormetic/sets/72157612289168910/
Materials:  Prints: Archival Ink Jet.  Video: HD mp4
Size: 25" x 25" including frame.
Price: Inquire

Artist Statement: Paul Prudence is an artist and real-time visual 
performer working with generative and computational systems. He is 
particularly interested in the ways in which sound, space and form can 
be synthaesthetically amalgamated.

Biography: Paul has performed and lectured at various international 
shows, festivals and conferences globally including: The International 
Symposium for Electronic Arts, Dortmund; Quartz Electronic Music 
Festival, Paris; Sonic Acts XIII, Amsterdam; Artware 5, Lima; 
Hacktronic, Boston; Art.ficial Emotion, Sao Paulo and Decibelio, Madrid.

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