[NetBehaviour] April 2019 - Exhibition - Digital Art - Computer Graphics - Free/Libre Open Source Software
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
Prismatic and Wedged (Digital prints)
Dynamo (Sound installation)
Puzzle (Audiovisual installation)
GraphGrow (Interactive installation)
Hybrids (Video installation)
Claude Heiland-Allen is an artist from London interested in the complex
emergent behaviour of simple systems, unusual geometries, and
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
SEF will present an EXHIBITION, WORKSHOPS, TALKS, CONCERTS, a
PUBLICATION and a RECORD.
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.
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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