[NetBehaviour] April 2019 - Exhibition - Digital Art - Computer Graphics - Free/Libre Open Source Software

Claude Heiland-Allen claude at mathr.co.uk
Tue Apr 9 12:16:29 CEST 2019

Exhibition - Digital Art - Computer Graphics - Free/Libre Open Source 

Chalton Gallery + Sonic Electronics Festival

Opening Thursday 11 April 2019, 18:00h.

Exhibition opens 12 – 27 April 2019, 12:00h. – 18:00h.

Live Coding Concert Thursday 18 April, 19:00h.

19:00 – 19:30 mathr

19:30 – 20:00 Deerful

20:00 – 20:30 w1n5t0n

20:30 – 21:00 0xA

21:00 – 21:30 peb

21:30 – 22:00 hmurd

New Media Curator’s meeting Thursday 25 April, 18:00h.

Claude Heiland-Allen exhibition consists of diverse works such as 
digital prints, Pure-data sound works, and different audio-visual, 
multimedia, and interactive installations. The artist works using free 
software and develops his own programs to create beautiful fractals, 
digital creations and new media environments.

Claude’s works show the relationship between technology and creativity 
using digital media which challenges conservative positions in 
contemporary art because of the technological potential for social 
change that new media and digital art have.

According Giulio Lughi “digital media are today in a state of 
transition: on the one hand, they look towards  the  past, showing  
their  ability  to  recover  and  give  new  functions to  all  the  
wealth  of knowledge  deposited  on  analogic media;  on  the  other  
hand,  towards  the  future,  developing completely  new  forms,  which  
are  based  on  characteristics that  analogic  media  did  not  
possess: modularity, variability,  programmability,  interactivity”.  
This definition fits towards the conceptual ideas behind the Sonic 
Electronics Festival, which ensures the works selected for Claude’s 
exhibition reflect the needs of digital media and analogue apparatus.

This exhibition wants to express the essence of digital media which, 
according to Sarah Cook and Beryl Graham, is now freeing artistic 
practices from established customs: from production to exhibition, to 
fruition, to curation, to the actual conceptualization.

Claude’s  exhibition  also  encourages  a  «physiological» artistic  
renewal  through  programmed  art, computer art, internet art, net art, 
web art, and digital art. The digital works that the artist has created 
induce to interactivity, being his artworks and experimentation based on 
mathematical calculations, the influence of science and the use of 
coding.  Through interactivity, which affects the creative processes, 
the code becomes able to receive an input, performs calculations, and 
returns an output: the code becomes practicable and accessible.

Within different interactive multimedia forms, audiences will experiment 
about code and interactivity. Moreover, this new paradigm of simulation 
allows the perception of the space as a mediated code through   the   
projection   of   graphics, replacing   the   traditional   paradigm   
of   static   and passive representation.  Interactive installations 
generate improvised performances by the visitors acting following the 
aesthetics of code and configuring its experience.

Within the exhibition, the audiences will gain an aesthetical experience 
by combining elements of computer science, performance art, music, 
technology, fractals, maths, and software programming.

Text by Laura Netz, curator at SEF Sonic Electronics Festival

Artworks List

Prismatic and Wedged (Digital prints)

Dynamo (Sound installation)

Puzzle (Audiovisual installation)

GraphGrow (Interactive installation)

Hybrids (Video installation)

Artists Biography

Claude Heiland-Allen is an artist from London interested in the complex 
emergent behaviour of simple systems, unusual geometries, and 
mathematical aesthetics.

From  2005  through  2011  Claude  was  a  member  of  the GOTO10  
collective,  whose  mission  was  to promote Free/Libre Open Source 
Software in Art. GOTO10 projects included the make art Festival 
(Poitiers, France), the Puredyne GNU/Linux distribution, and the GOSUB10 
netlabel.   Since 2011 he has continued as an unaffiliated independent 
artist and researcher.

Claude  has  performed,  exhibited  and  presented internationally,  
including  in  the  United  Kingdom London, Cambridge, Winchester, 
Lancaster, Oxford, Sheffield), the Netherlands (Leiden, Amsterdam), 
Austria  (Linz,  Graz),  Germany (Cologne,  Berlin),  France  
(Toulouse,  Poitiers,  Paris), Spain  (Gijon), Norway (Bergen), Slovenia 
(Maribor), Finland (Helsinki), and Canada (Montreal).

Claude’s larger artistic projects include RDEX (an exploration of 
digitally simulated reaction diffusion chemistry) and clive (a minimal 
environment for live-coding audio in the C programming language). As a 
software developer, Claude has developed several programs and libraries 
used by the wider free software community, including pdlua (extending 
the Puredata multimedia environment with the Lua programming language), 
buildtorrent (a program to create .torrent files), and hp2pretty (a 
program to graph Haskell heap profiling output).


Sonic Electronics Festival

Borns with the need to create a place where to combine DIGITAL ARTS with 
ANALOGUE DEVICES and it is interested in showing processes of 
technological evolution. Within computation, the term DIGITAL, and its 
contrary, ANALOGUE, are frequently used to denote the difference between 
a numerical-digital and a physical model and help to separate out 
theoretical abstract computation from any particular concrete 
computational, and thus material, iteration.

So, SEF has as a reference the use of CODE as an original TECHNOLOGY for 
making MUSIC. It enjoys the DIY and HANDMADE spirit which ARTISTS, 
MUSICIANS, CODERS, MAKERS & HACKERS share. The activity fosters a 
community of tool DEVELOPERS and creative PRACTITIONERS interested in 
supporting creative practice through DIGITAL and ANALOGUE tools. The 
festival also opens to OS / OH practices in a counter-laboratory and 
participatory process.


With the collaboration of Iklectik Art LAB, SEF will set for many days 
as an experiment that shows an exhibition, workshops and concerts. With 
this hybrid format, SEF wants to increase the audience experience and 
make them participant.

The Festival collaborates together with Chalton Gallery to present new 
media art exhibition, with interactive works, AV installations and the 
most advanced technologies in music with PD, and the use of open software.

SEF also counts with the participation of POPklik, a London based 
collective in charge of the creative visual communication of the festival.

SEF is curated by Laura Netz, curator, artist, and director of EAM 
elektronische-art-and-music, a curatorial agency and record label, 
altogether with a network of collaborators and artists who support and 
facilitate the event.


Chalton Gallery

Opening times: Tuesdays: 8 am to 3 pm

Wednesday to Saturday: 11:30 am – 5:45 pm

Address: 96 Chalton Street, Camden, London UK NW1 1HJ


With support from Pop Klik, Iklectik, Chalton Gallery, Kernel Brewery.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

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