I started my research inspired by an early XX century brazilian artistic movement. It was called Anthropophagism (synonym for cannibalism). It is basis is the act of appropriation. The projects I envisioned were related to the use of computers to cannibalize current social, artistic and political issues. In other words, to automate the process of […]
We can compare lock-in to scientific method. The philosopher Karl Popper was correct when he claimed that science is a process that disqualifies thoughts as it proceeds – one can, for example, no longer reasonably believe in a flat Earth that sprang into being some thousands years ago. Science removes ideas from play empirically, for […]
by David Rokeby In his diaries, Austrian writer Peter Handke at one points talks about “formulation” as the beginning of forgetting. This aligned very nicely with my experience of the tradeoffs that occur when language is applied to phenomena. What is gained is the ability to externalize the experience as a token that can be […]
“art for art’s sake” according to Benjamin this is as maleable and stealable as the pure/abstract science. if you don’t make it political, it can be used by someone elese for an atomic bomb.
works of art dealing with surveillance / cameras: contains narcissism X voyeurism X surveillance disturbance poeme numerique, baltan laboratories, david rokeby
when computer is in role, u have to place yourself in minimalism X maximalism. complexity is easy to produce with computer. sometimes the solution is in one or another pole. move back and forth between this poles and that is a kind of breathing of the work. poeme numerique, baltan laboratories, david rokeby
poeme numerique, baltan laboratories
when you doesn’t smile after an artistic performance, you deprive the right of the audience to enjoy it. it is the responsibility of the artist to allow people to enjoy the work. avantagarde/edgy work can possibly make people feel they don’t quite understand it. by smiling, you help them. also often the artist doesn’t really […]