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Graeme and I recently spoke about our audiovisual collaboration at the Transient Topographies conference at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Our paper ‘Articulating the Interstitial: Exploring the Aesthetics of Transience’ discussed the conceptual framework and methods underpinning artworks in the Interstitial Articulations series. The conference took place at the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies, NUI on 20-21st April 2018.

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xCoAx 2016 exhibition

‘Nightfields’ my audiovisual collaboration with composer/ sound artist Graeme Truslove was exhibited at the GAMeC – Galleria D’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Italy as part of xCoAx 2016. xCoAx is an annual international conference exploring the links between computation, communication and aesthetics.

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 My work ‘The Sweet Old Etcetera’ will feature in Plataformas de la imaginación: escenarios de la literatura electrónica México 2015 (Platforms of the Imagination: Stages of Electronic Literature, Mexico 2015). A multi-format event seeking to explore the current state, the historical background and aesthetic variety of electronic literature produced worldwide. The event includes 3 exhibitions, an international symposium and presentations from international artists, critics and researchers. It begins on October 8, 2015 and ends on January 17, 2016.

I am delivering a presentation on “Substratum” at the 2010 edition of the International Conference on Generative Art at the Politecnico di Milano University in Milan.

Conference Chair Celestino Soddu writes:

Generative Art is the idea realized as genetic code of artificial events, as construction of dynamic complex systems able to generate endless variations.
Each Generative Project is a concept-software that works producing unique and non-repeatable events, like music or 3D Objects, as possible and manifold expressions of the generating idea strongly recognizable as a vision belonging to an artist / designer / musician / architect /mathematician.

This generative Idea / human-creative-act make an unpredictable, amazing and endless expansion of human creativity. Computers are simply the tools for its storage in memory and execution.

This approach opens a new era in Art, Design and Composition: the challenge of a new naturalness of the artificial event as a mirror of Nature. Variations, like in Bach music, are the best strong communication of the Idea. Once more man emulates Nature, as in the act of making Art.

This approach suddenly opened the possibility to rediscover possible fields of human creativity that would be unthinkable without computer tools. If these tools, at the beginning of the computer era, seemed to extinguish the human creativity, today, with generative tools, directly operates on codes of Harmony and on codes of Identity. They become tools that open new fields and enhance our understanding of creativity as an indissoluble synthesis between art and science.

After two hundred years of the old industrial era of necessarily cloned objects, music, architectures, communications the one-of-a-kind object becomes an essential answer to emergent contemporary aesthetical needs.

Celestino Soddu, chairman of Generative Art Conferences, director of Generative Design lab of Politecnico di Milano University

The abstract can be downloaded here.