[NetBehaviour] The Root of The Root. Devotion Gallery, NYC.
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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
Marius Watz will be teaching a special workshop on Processing at
Devotion Mon Oct 18th -- Tues Oct 26th.
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.
Works: Blocker, sound-reactive software piece
Materials: Realtime software, PC speakers or headphones
Size: Variable (32" screen)
Artist Statement: Marius Watz is an artist using software processes to
explore visual abstraction. His work is known for its bold colors and
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.
Works: 5 generative laser-etched wood pieces
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
Works: Autotroph series 4 x b/w prints & Bioacoustic Study [Video,10mins]
Materials: Prints: Archival Ink Jet. Video: HD mp4
Size: 25" x 25" including frame.
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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