Jürg Lehni

Four Transitions
Die Installation Four Transitions (2020) des interdisziplinären Schweizer Künstlers Jürg Lehni besteht aus vier an einer Wand montierten Boxen, die jeweils den Entstehungsprozess einer Zahl in einer deutlich unterschiedlichen Farbe und Technologie zeigen. Im Kontext neuer Medien und internetbasierter Kunst, wo die Definitionen von Kunst offen sind und die Beziehung des bewegten Bildes und der Arbeitsstrukturen zum Betrachter im Mittelpunkt steht, rückt der performative Aspekt der Arbeit in den Vordergrund wie die Dinge dargestellt werden. Seit der Postmoderne erweist sich die Frage nach dem Dargestellten im Hinblick auf den semiotischen Aspekt der Kunst als zu einfach oder zu allgegenwärtig, um dem Werk gerecht zu werden. Die Tatsache, dass? hier ist leicht zu beantworten: Four Transitions repräsentiert eine Echtzeit-Digitaluhr. Das Werk entfaltet seine Tiefe am deutlichsten, wenn dieser Einfachheit des semiotischen Aspekts die Komplexität der Performativität des Werkes gegenübergestellt wird.

Jürg Lehni

Four Transitions
La instalación Four Transitions (2020) del artista interdisciplinario suizo Jürg Lehni consta de cuatro cajas montadas en una pared, cada una de las cuales muestra el proceso de creación de un número en un color y una tecnología claramente diferentes. En el contexto de los nuevos medios y el arte basado en Internet, donde las definiciones de arte son abiertas y la relación de la imagen en movimiento y las estructuras de trabajo con el espectador es central, el aspecto performativo de la obra pasa a primer plano, la cuestión de cómo se representan las cosas. Desde el posmodernismo, al observar el aspecto semiótico del arte, la cuestión de lo que se representa ha demostrado ser demasiado sencilla o demasiado ubicua para hacer justicia a la obra. ¿El qué? aquí se responde fácilmente: Four Transitions representa un reloj digital en tiempo real. La obra revela su profundidad más claramente cuando esta simplicidad del aspecto semiótico se yuxtapone con la complejidad de la performatividad de la obra.

Carla Gannis

Garden of Emoji Delights
Earth
FILE SAO PAULO 2015
Los emoticonos pueden ser algo más que una forma de animar tus conversaciones digitales, sobre todo para la artista de nuevos medios Carla Gannis. Con El jardín de las delicias de los emoticonos [The Garden of Emoji Delights en inglés] Gannis reconstruye el famoso tríptico de El Bosco adaptándolo a la era digital, experimentando con nuevos modos de redefinir la identidad y sus formas de representación, tanto virtuales como físicas.

fabrica

recognition
RECOGNITION

Recognition, winner of IK Prize 2016 for digital innovation, is an artificial intelligence program that compares up-to-the-minute photojournalism with British art from the Tate collection. Over three months from 2 September to 27 November, Recognition will create an ever-expanding virtual gallery: a time capsule of the world represented in diverse types of images, past and present.A display at Tate Britain accompanies the online project offering visitors the chance to interrupt the machine’s selection process. The results of this experiment – to see if an artificial intelligence can learn from the many personal responses humans have when looking at images – will be presented on this site at the end of the project.Recognition is a project by Fabrica for Tate; in partnership with Microsoft, content provider Reuters, artificial intelligence algorithm by Jolibrain.

PAUL ROBERTSON

File Festival
Paul Robertson is an Australian animator and digital artist who is known for his pixel art used in short films and video games. He is mostly known for Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World: The Game and the recent release, Mercenary Kings. Apart from his seasoned career as a game designer and movie creator, Robertson has been recently spotted on Tumblr with these GIFS. His interest in inserting flashing neon colors, geometric shapes, Japanese character animation, and 1990′s computer imagery, deems his work as heavily influenced by the Seapunk/Vaporwave aesthetic.

MERCE CUNNINGHAM

简宁汉
מרס קנינגהם
マース·カニングハム
머시 디스 커닝햄
dance
Мерс Каннингем
Paul Kaiser
Shelley Eshkar

Dancer Matthieu Chayrigues

Compagnie Centre National de Danse Contemporaine-Angers.

Photo: Charlotte Audureau.
BIPED

“Ever the experimentalist, Cunningham collaborated with digital artists Paul Kaiser and Shelley Eshkar using motion capture technology to create BIPED. As the name suggests it’s in its most basic sense an exploration of the biped, the ambulatory two-legged body.
Eshkar and Kaiser place a scrim in front of the dancers on which they project a moving décor of lines and patterns.” Lisa Traiger

Tromarama

Madakaripura

Digital image projection, software, real-time internet-based data, and sound
Installation shot at St. Saviour Church, London
Tromarama is an art collective founded in 2006 by Febie Babyrose, Herbert Hans and Ruddy Hatumena. Engaging with the notion of hyperreality in the digital age, their projects explore the interrelationship between the virtual and the physical world. Their works often combine video, installations, computer programming and public participation depicting the influence of digital media on the society perception towards their surroundings. They live and work between Jakarta and Bandung.

studio smack

PARADISE – A contemporary interpretation of The Garden of Earthly Delights

Lo Studio Smack, meglio conosciuto per il video musicale Witch Doctor di De Staat, ha rilasciato una nuova animazione: un’interpretazione contemporanea di uno dei dipinti più famosi del primo maestro olandese Hieronymus Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights. Nel loro ultimo lavoro, il gruppo ha ripulito il paesaggio originale del pannello centrale del dipinto di Bosch e lo ha ricostruito in un’allucinante animazione 4K. Le creature che popolano questo parco giochi al coperto incarnano gli eccessi e i desideri della civiltà occidentale del XXI secolo. Consumismo, egoismo, evasione, richiamo dell’erotismo, vanità e decadenza. Tutti i personaggi sono metafore per la nostra società in cui i solitari sciamano nel loro mondo dei sogni digitale. Sono riflessi simbolici dell’ego e dell’immaginazione delle persone come si vedono, a differenza della versione di Bosch, in cui tutti gli individui sembrano più o meno uguali. Da un Hello Kitty arrapato a un serpente del pene che caccia alla coca Da uno spybot incarnato a polli fritti senza testa. Questi personaggi, una volta figure di sogno dipinte con precisione, sono ora modelli 3D creati digitalmente. A tutti loro è stato dato il proprio ciclo di animazione per vagare nel paesaggio. Inserendoli tutti insieme in questo affresco sintetico, il quadro non è mai lo stesso. Ciò che l’animazione e il trittico di Bosch hanno in comune è che difficilmente riuscirai a sopportare tutto, puoi guardarlo per ore. “Paradise” è stato commissionato dal Museo MOTI nei Paesi Bassi per la mostra New Delights, che fa parte del 500 ° anniversario di Hieronymus Bosch. Una gigantesca installazione video di quest’opera è esposta nel Museo fino al 31 dicembre 2016.

shiro takatani

高谷史郎
史郎の高谷
ST\LL

Die Wassermatrix (Matrice liquide 3D, auf Französisch) ist eine Robotermaschine, die in Echtzeit Wasserskulpturen erstellt und eine kontinuierliche Entwicklung von Formen und Bildern zum Leben erweckt. Diese Installation schafft vergängliche Skulpturen, die der Betrachter in ständiger Beobachtung und Überraschung festhält, fast eine Metapher des berühmten Flusses Heraklit, in dem „alles fließt, alles sich ändert, nichts übrig bleibt. Tore. Die Idee der 3D-Flüssigmatrix wurde 2001 bei einem Besuch in Lille, der Kulturhauptstadt Europas, geboren, wo Shiro Takatani einen Roboterbrunnenschreiber projizierte, der seine Botschaften übermitteln sollte, indem er eine Reihe flüssiger Buchstaben auf den Teich fallen ließ. Leider existierte die Technologie noch nicht und er musste warten, um einen zuverlässigen technischen Partner mit umfassender Erfahrung im Bau digitaler Wasservorhänge als Lumiartecnia Internacional zu finden. Zwei renommierte Digitalkünstler haben während der Roboterkunstausstellung die Kunstwerke für die Wassermatrix entwickelt: Shiro Takatani und Christian Partos. Shiro Takatanis Kunstwerk schafft eine räumliche Erfahrung, die mehrere Schichten paralleler Tröpfchen erzeugt, die auf magische Weise in der Luft zu schweben scheinen, und für Momente, in denen sie sich aus dem Teich erheben und wieder fallen, in sich unmöglich entwickelnden Kreationen, die der Schwerkraft zu trotzen scheinen. Christian Partos Kunstwerk schafft Sequenzen von Wasserskulpturen, die die Fähigkeit der Wassermatrix zeigen, sofort vergängliche Wasserformen zu erzeugen, die im Teich unten verschwinden, um eine neue zu gebären, und auf diese Weise ein konstant fließendes Video von 3D-Skulpturen zu erstellen, als ob sie es wären waren Fotogramme aus einem Film.

FILEALIVE

FILEALIVE/ARQUIVOVIVO
online meetings
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The FILEALIVE / ARQUIVOVIVO online meetings, to be held on March 29, 30 and 31, 2021, will include professionals and researchers dedicated to the areas of digital memory, cultural heritage preservation and information technology, present in six round tables, presenting case studies, examples of archives and conservation strategies for organizations that aim the free dissemination and protection of art and technology collections.

PHILLIP STEARNS

Memoria frammentata
Phillip Stearns utilizza in modo creativo tutte le forme di elettronica nel suo lavoro, spesso mescolando luce e suono con tecniche tradizionali come la tessitura. Un aspetto del suo lavoro è la trasformazione della glitch art in disegni intrecciati attraverso il suo marchio tessile concettuale Glitch Textiles, fondato nel 2011. Questo spazia dalla visualizzazione di dati binari grezzi delle applicazioni alla scrittura di algoritmi personalizzati per generare modelli che possono essere trasformati in tattili e funzionali opere d’arte. Un’altra impresa è il trittico Fragmented Memory di grandi arazzi tessuti completato nel maggio 2013 al TextielMuseum di Tilburg, nei Paesi Bassi. Questo progetto ha utilizzato pratiche e processi digitali per sfumare i confini tra fotografia, visualizzazione dei dati, design tessile e informatica.

Francesca Fini

Skinned

FILE FESTIVAL

Francesca Fini è un’artista interdisciplinare focalizzata su cinema sperimentale, animazione digitale, nuovi media, installazione e performance art. “Skinned” un collage dadaista che gioca sul concetto di identità, con selfie impossibili realizzati dai protagonisti di capolavori storici della ritrattistica e dell’autoritratto. Cosa si nasconde sotto la pelle, scorticato dalle radiazioni tossiche dei telefoni cellulari? Cosa avrebbero fatto Leonardo da Vinci e Andy Warhol con questo dispositivo malvagio?

FABRICA

Anerkennung
Recognition, Gewinner des IK-Preises 2016 für digitale Innovation, ist ein Programm für künstliche Intelligenz, das aktuellen Fotojournalismus mit britischer Kunst aus der Tate-Sammlung vergleicht. In drei Monaten vom 2. September bis 27. November wird Recognition eine ständig wachsende virtuelle Galerie schaffen: eine Zeitkapsel der Welt, die in verschiedenen Arten von Bildern aus Vergangenheit und Gegenwart dargestellt wird. Eine Ausstellung in der Tate Britain begleitet das Online-Projekt und bietet Besuchern die Möglichkeit um den Auswahlprozess der Maschine zu unterbrechen. Die Ergebnisse dieses Experiments – um zu sehen, ob eine künstliche Intelligenz aus den vielen persönlichen Reaktionen lernen kann, die Menschen beim Betrachten von Bildern haben – werden am Ende des Projekts auf dieser Website vorgestellt. Recognition ist ein Projekt von Fabrica für Tate; in Partnerschaft mit Microsoft, Inhaltsanbieter Reuters, Algorithmus für künstliche Intelligenz von Jolibrain.

CAO YUXI

Dimensionale Abtastung
Dimensionale Abtastung ist ein digitales Projekt für zeitgenössische Kunst, das 2019 von Cao Yuxi Studio gestartet wurde. Das Kernkonzept des Projekts basiert auf dem digitalen Totem des Totems der Ära, das durch den QR-Code-Bildstil dargestellt wird, und untersucht das digitale weiter Zeitalter der neuen Ära. Diese Installation der AudioVisual-Version ist ein Gemeinschaftsprojekt, das mit dem in Hongkong ansässigen Klangkünstler Lawrence Lau erstellt wurde.

Maria Guta and Adrian Ganea

Cyberia

Performance & live computer generated simulation

A postmodern fairytale, Cyberia takes place somewhere in a cold distant East, stretching between and endless imaginary realm and a vast physical space. It is a westwards journey towards a promised future with no arrival and no return. There is no here or there, only a twilight zone between a departure point and a simulated destination. Between digital video projections and a physical setting, using the mechanics of a video-game engine with a motion capture suit, Cyberia is the simulation of an endless pre-climax state where a performer and a CG avatar dance as one to the rhythms of an imaginary West. In a world oversaturated by digital data –mysticism and paranormal are as popular as ever. Emerging technologies are increasingly incorporated in a form of postmodern spiritualism, as Arthur C. Clarke points out: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Ouchhh

Poetic AI
Ouchhh created an Artificial Intelligence and the t-SNE visualization of the hundreds of books and articles [approx. 20 million lines of text] written by scientists who changed the destiny of the world -and wrote history- were fed to the Recurrent Neural Network during the training. This, later on, was used to generate novel text in the exhibition. 136 projectors shining to be a veritable oneiric experience, the ‘POETIC – AI’ digital installation uses Artificial Intelligence in the visual creation process: the forms, light, and movement are generated by an algorithm that creates a unique and contemplative digital work, an AI dancing in the dark, trying to show us connections we could never see otherwise.

Refik Anadol

Quantum memories
Quantum Memories is Refik Anadol Studio’s epic scale investigation of the intersection between Google AI Quantum Supremacy experiments, machine learning, and aesthetics of probability. Technological and digital advancements of the past century could as well be defined by the humanity’s eagerness to make machines go to places that humans could not go, including the spaces inside our minds and the non-spaces of our un- or sub-conscious acts. Quantum Memories utilizes the most cutting-edge, Google AI’s publicly available quantum computation research data and algorithms to explore the possibility of a parallel world by processing approximately 200 million nature and landscape images through artificial intelligence. These algorithms allow us to speculate alternative modalities inside the most sophisticated computer available, and create new quantum noise-generated datasets as building blocks of these modalities. The 3D visual piece is accompanied by an audio experience that is also based on quantum noise–generated data, offering an immersive experience that further challenges the notion of mutual exclusivity. The project is both inspired by and a speculation of the Many-Worlds Interpretation in quantum physics – a theory that holds that there are many parallel worlds that exist at the same space and time as our own.

Daniel Widrig

‘SnP’, 2018, recycled plastic, injection moulded

“Widrig’s art breaks down the boundaries between disciplines; borrowing tools traditionally associated with one industry and using them in other fields, in often unanticipated and exciting ways. Widrig uses computer simulation processes and advanced technologies adopted from the special effects business to create sculptural 3D-printed craftwork—digital designs materialize into intricate sculptures in glass or recycled plastic and furniture pieces with impeccable undulated thin surfaces,” Devid Gualandris

Refik Anadol

WDCH Dreams
The Los Angeles Philharmonic collaborated with media artist Refik Anadol to celebrate our history and explore our future. Using machine learning algorithms, Anadol and his team has developed a unique machine intelligence approach to the LA Phil digital archives – 45 terabytes of data. The results are stunning visualizations for WDCH Dreams, a project that was both a week-long public art installation projected onto the building’s exterior skin (Sept 28 – Oct 6, 2018) and a season-long immersive exhibition inside the building, in the Ira Gershwin Gallery.

tabor robak

balenciaga collaboration
A 25 minute video loop with previously unreleased tracks by DJ Hell, made in collaboration with Balenciaga.

Here is a dramatic tension in his work between the real and the imagined in his use of often-appropriated digital objects to create virtual landscapes, which frequently contain elements – animals, machines, fragments of videogames – that are recognisable from our day to day life. This creates a symbiotic relationship between the digital and the real. In a very real way digital space has now become an intangible reality. The worlds built by Robak have a distinctly cinematic sensibility that hyperbolises the shine and dramatic effects of 3D rendered animation. The aesthetic of his work is supremely important, drawing the viewer into a truly alluring, indulgent and strangely gratifying environment. There is a further challenge to the void between high-art and the worlds of 3D animation and gaming, in the intersection between depiction and simulation. This can be partially attributed to the vernacular of advertising Robak is so proficient at utilising.

Richard Vijgen

Hertzian Landscapes
Hertzian Landscapes (2019) is a live visualization of the radio spectrum. Unlike visible light, waves in the radio spectrum cannot be perceived by us directly yet this space is teeming with human activity. Hertzian Landscapes employs a digital receiver to scan large swaths of radio spectrum in near real-time and visualizes thousands of signals into a panoramic electromagnetic landscape. Users can zoom in to specific frequencies by positioning themselves in front of the panorama as if controlling a radio tuner with their body, giving them a sense of walking through the spectrum.

NOHlab x buşra tunç

OCULUS
OCULUS: A Spatial Experience Based on the Interaction of Architecture and Media Arts
An audio-visual performance based on a selection of HAS Architects works interpreted by NOHlab and Buşra Tunç
A selection of HAS Architects’ projects is presented in a performance that blends digital technology with spatial design, forming a synthesis between the past and the present within the magical atmosphere of the historical Single- Dome Hall of the Imperial Arsenal.
Taking the Single-Dome Hall as the focal point, the exhibition uses contemporary interpretations to alternate between old and new, whole and fragment, real and virtual, balanced and unbalanced states. Notions of time and space become blurred and the exhibition surrounds the visitors, offering them an unusual spatial experience.

Cao Yuxi

Dimensional Sampling
Dimensional Sampling (Series) is a digital contemporary art project started by Cao Yuxi Studio in 2019. The core concept of the project is based on the digital totem of the era totem represented by the QR code image style, and further re-examine the digital age of the new era. This AudioVisual version installation is collaborative project that created with Hong Kong based sound artist Lawrence Lau.

TZUSOO

SCHRÖDINGER’S BABY
Schrödinger’s Baby(2019/20), TZUSOO alludes to the popular thought experiment devised by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger in 1935. Schrödinger proposed a scenario in which a cat is locked in a box with an unstable radioactive atom that could potentially begin to emit radiation and release a toxic gas. However, there is no way to say with certainty when or indeed whether this will happen without opening the box. The result is a paradox, with Schrödinger asserting that the cat enters a state of superposition that makes it impossible to say whether it is alive or dead.The South Korean artist translates this famous paradox into the reality of her own life, creating a digital baby in virtual space. Based on her inner grappling with potential motherhood, TZUSOO bought the digital model of a developing embryo, refining it according to her own ideas. She is free to determine the sex, skin colour and other characteristics or to dispense with all specifications so as to avoid stereotyping. In Schrödinger’s Baby, TZUSOO thus discuss core aspects of her work including reflection on gender and origin for which she also draws on her personal experience as a South Korean artist in Europe.

Sam Twidale & Marija Avramovic

After Party

(AI) infinite simulations

‘After Party’ is an animation about two young girls, Ada and Milica. They find themselves in a strange space where an adult party is happening. With every new simulation their personalities evolve in unpredictable ways: between Childhood and Adolescence, Refined and Savage. Our digital work consists of creating artificial environments in the form of real-time animation using our own custom software, where artificial intelligence characters interact with each other as well as with the virtual world that surrounds them. These pieces are usually inspired by stories or myths found in different cultures.

FILE SAO PAULO 2019

CHANG YEN TZU

Self Luminous 2 – Unbalance
Self-luminous 2 is an experimental handmade instrument shown as performance. It is a series-project which I have been working on since 2013 and finally developed into shape in 2014. I am looking for intimate and personal instrument that reflects on the relation of digital sound and light message. In computer language, light on is 1 and light off is 0. If more than 2 lamps, it could be code or readable possibility by the meanings. When I press the button or turn the knob, the message will be sent to Pure Data, and the sound will be triggered in live by Pure Data.
The Data of sound such as frequency and volume, are analysed and sent out to the second Arduino to control the light. The light, in thus case, is an intuitive element for human beings. From this point, it is really close to sound which disturbs our biological body directly. The lights are visualised and they can be transferred the into messages. The message might be readable by coincidence with the link to the code. The light is bright enough to let audience to have persistence of vision in mind. During the performance, the sound will be reproduced by code and part of it is impromptu.
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NAZIHA MESTAOUI AND YACINE AIT KACI

NAZIHA MESTAOUI (1975 – april 29th,2020)
HOMAGE
R.I.P
Electronic Shadow
H2O
File Festival
Naziha Mestaoui, artist and architect, lives and works in Paris. She is pioneer in the art of the digital age, and recognized as inventor of realtime 3D Video Mapping, a patented technique at the crossroads of spatial and imagistic art.
She exhibits her artworks across the globe: MOMA in New York, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Museum of Photography in Tokyo, the Contemporary Art Biennale in Sevilla, Sao Paulo’s SESI (File Festival), Shanghai’s MOCA

mike winkelmann (Beeple)

迈克·温克尔曼
Майк Винкельман
minor peon

La cantidad no es lo mismo que la calidad, ya lo sabemos, pero el diseñador gráfico estadounidense Mike Winkelmann (alias Beeple) ha logrado hacer coincidir las dos cosas. Beeple, con su carácter autocrítico, decidió que la mejor manera de mejorar su talento artístico era completar una obra completa en un día, todos los días. Así nació el proyecto Everydays, que ya se encuentra en su octavo año consecutivo, y en 2015 la ciencia ficción es la principal inspiración. Cada año Beeple utiliza un medio diferente para crear sus obras artísticas, y este año el artista ha utilizado herramientas digitales como Cinema 4D, Octane Renderer, Z-Brush y X-Particles. En menos de 24 horas, Beeple es capaz de crear una ilustración digital hiperrealista que parece haber tardado mucho más en hacer. Los increíbles resultados resaltan paisajes y escenarios futuristas que parecen sacados de una película de ciencia ficción, donde hay un claro contraste entre la pequeñez de la figura humana (a veces casi imperceptible) y el aparato tecnológico que tiene frente a él. Otras obras, en cambio, representan formas más abstractas, que, sin embargo, nunca se apartan de su carácter futurista. Profundamente detallada y minuciosa, parece imposible que cada una de estas obras se cree y complete en un día, pero lo cierto es que la estadounidense El artista ya está en el 3030 de trabajo consecutivo y no parece querer frenar el ritmo. Es decir, es un artista reacio a la dilación.

Mathieu Merlet Briand

Google red marble

Digital native et issu d’une famille d’agriculteur, Mathieu s’intéresse à l’influence des technologies sur la perception de notre réalité contemporaine. Il s’interroge sur la matérialité d’internet et ses représentations. Il cherche à traduire l’expérience du web surfer, l’imagination de l’internaute face à ce flux infini d’informations.
Dans ses projets se dégagent de façon récurrente des questions environnementales. Inspiré par la lecture de l’essai philosophique d’Ariel Kyrou « Google God » de 2010, il interroge cette image presque divine associés aux géants du web.
Il utilise comme médium les big datas. Via ses algorithmes qu’il développe, par des processus de recyclage et des analogies à la nature, il façonne des flux de données afin d’en créer des matérialisations tangibles. Abstractions, reliques, cristallisations ou fragment du World Wide Web, son travail protéiforme se matérialise principalement en sculptures et installations multimédia.
Influencé autant par l’histoire de l’abstraction, les artistes du Land Art, que par les Nouveaux Réalistes, ses créations sont associées au Culture Digital, au mouvement Post-Digital ou Post-Internet Art.

 

Rob Seward

Death Death Death
File Festival
“Death Death Death” is book written by an algorithm. It utilizes a word association study conducted by the University of South Florida between 1976 and 1998. It contains over 10,000 words and their associations to each other. “Death Death Death” traces a path from each word to the word death. The book starts off with the words most closely associated to death. The beginning reads like this: Life – Death Funeral – Death Coffin – Death. Later, it takes several associative leaps to get to death: Enthusiasm – Spirit – Soul – Death Folly – Funny – Sad – Death Bahamas – Paradise – Heaven – Death Waggle – Wiggle – Worm – Maggot – Death. Reading soon becomes humorous, as every line reads like a joke-death is always the punchline. “Death Death Death” is 405 pages, contains an index so you can find any word, and a detailed description of the algorithm. Death Death Death was nominated for the 2010 File Prix Lux in the Digital Languages category.
video

Juliana Mori & Matteo Sisti Sette

timeLandscape woolrhythms

“timeLandscape – wool rhythms” 2010. Part of timeLandscape series, 2009 – 2010. Video, audio, projector, speakers, custom patch (PD-Gem), sensor, wool engine. Variable dimensions and duration, loop. “timeLandscape – woolrhythms” is an interactive audiovisual installation in which a landscape is depicted from its multiple time possibilities and [re]composed through users’ real time interaction. The installation was developed in Biella, Italy, an area economically attached to textile industry, and deals with the cyclical perception of time and human, linear, interference on it. It gathers nature and artefact, by connecting a physical wool engine to digital imagery of daily cycles. By turning the wheel crank, users generate movement starting the engine. Through a sensor attached to the machine, software calculates the rotation speed, altering parameters for mixing audio and video fragments in real time. Every turn of the machine leads to different time thread combinations in response to the rhythm and speed of each interactor.

FILE FESTIVAL

TADAO CERN

Revealing The Truth – Vincent Van Gogh
Tadao Cern is a photographer and artist based in Vilnius, Lithuania. He graduated in architecture, but in spring of 2010 he decided to try something new and he found himself in the world of photography. These images are digital recreations iconic paintings using photography and digital retouching.

PetPunk

Woos
FILE SAO PAULO 2015
ANIMA+
Our friends at PetPunk in Vilnius, Lithuania have created this surrealistic ride through a digital arboreal world in their short film “Woos”. Designed by Gediminas Å iaulys, animated by Andrius Kirvela, the project was commissioned by Computer Arts Magazine and is featured in (and on the cover of) their recent issue #172. Sound by Huma-Huma.

KILIAN ENG

Kilian Eng is an illustrator/graphic designer based in Stockholm, Sweden. Born in 1982, he graduated from the Konstfack University of Arts Craft & Design in 2010 with a masters in storytelling, graphic design and illustration. A couple of years ago, he discovered the possibilities of working with computers, and digital illustration proved to give him the flow he was looking for. His works are rich in colours and most often depict alternative worlds in which imagination takes over and creates the unexpected.

Blake Marques Carrington

The Year We Make Contact
FILE LED SHOW

FILE Festival São Paulo
Documentation of video work displayed on the 3-sided LED façade of Centro Cultural de Fiesp, in São Paulo, Brazil. The work was part of FILE Festival’s FILE LED Show 2018, on view from July 2 – August 8, 2018. The screening program featured a collaboration between FILE Festival and Pratt Institute Dept of Digital Arts in Brooklyn, led by professor Blake Marques Carrington and 13 undergraduate Interactive Arts students.

EVGENY KAZANTSEV

Evgeny Kazantsev é um artista russo. Trabalhando como ilustrador, diretor de arte e designer gráfico, ele desenvolve trabalhos em publicidade, ilustrações e artes conceituais. Evgeny Kazantsev cria ilustrações com um estilo realista, não raramente usando foto-manipulação digital (photoshop) para dar um ar ainda mais real às suas criações. Em duas séries de ilustrações desenvolvidas para uma companhia de seguros, o artista criou imagens que mostram duas facetas do que pode ser o nosso futuro, no melhor estilo ficção científica realista. Em “Past in the Future” (Passado no Futuro), Evgeny Kazantsev imagina como objetos e locais reais de nosso tempo irão se desenvolver no futuro, mostrando, por exemplo, como trens magnéticos voadores irão cortar os ares, como as megalópoles se desenvolverão, como o espaço será explorado para mineração, entre outros. É uma visão otimista do futuro, com toques de ficção científica baseadas na realidade.

oliver herring

Gloria
Oliver Herring’s stunning sculptural portrait Gloria (2004) was a hit at the recent international art fair Art Basel Miami Beach. Created from thousands of fragmented digital chromogenic prints, this lifelike and expressive construction exists at the intersection of photography and sculpture and between realism and abstraction.

Antoine Catala

安托万·卡塔拉
Antibody

French born, New York-based artist Antoine Catala first began experimenting with digital artifacts in 2003, through a technique that intentionally causes compression errors in digital video, which often plague satellite television, streaming internet videos and other digital environments.

anaisa franco

On Shame
FILE BELO HORIZONTE 2018-DISRUPTIVA
foto: Luiza Ananias

On Shame is part of the series Psychosomatics which was initiated in 2010. In these works Franco makes it possible to tangibly experience such emotions as joy, fear, confusion, happiness or shame by means of digital technologies. Cameras and motion and tactile sensors serve as tools to facilitate the dialogue between humans and machines. more

Desiree Dolron

XTERIORS II
In her ‘Xteriors’ series (2001 – the present), Desiree Dolron reveals her devotion to art history by giving her anonymous models a hint of a resemblance to the works of the Flemish Primitives and Johannes Vermeer. In images which, thanks to her control of light and subtle digital manipulations, hardly look like photographs at all, she produces a masterly approximation of the serenity and sense of mystery with which these painters imbued their work.more

Jeff Shore and Jon Fisher

Cliff Hanger

Jeff Shore and Jon Fisher started their collaborative practice in 2002. Trained as a visual artist, Jeff Shore develops the visible sculptures and mechanisms, while Jon Fisher builds the electronics, writes the software, and creates the original soundtracks; for this he uses both digital and analog audio sources. The result of their collaboration is a series of kinetic devices and installations that generate live animated video and musical compositions. Similar to cinema storytelling, the movement in the pieces relate to the accompanying soundtrack or animation, and similar to a theater of automata, the pieces create precise and captivating sequential events. Bridging high and low-tech devices and instruments, the collaborative team creates mechanically activated moments of wonder, explores the relationship between automatism and chance, and comments on the impact of technology interfaces in our lives.

TADAO CERN

TADAO CERN IS A PHOTOGRAPHER AND ARTIST BASED IN VILNIUS, LITHUANIA. HE GRADUATED IN ARCHITECTURE, BUT IN SPRING OF 2010 HE DECIDED TO TRY SOMETHING NEW AND HE FOUND HIMSELF IN THE WORLD OF PHOTOGRAPHY. THESE IMAGES ARE DIGITAL RECREATIONS ICONIC PAINTINGS USING PHOTOGRAPHY AND DIGITAL RETOUCHING.

TADAO CERN

TADAO CERN IS A PHOTOGRAPHER AND ARTIST BASED IN VILNIUS, LITHUANIA. HE GRADUATED IN ARCHITECTURE, BUT IN SPRING OF 2010 HE DECIDED TO TRY SOMETHING NEW AND HE FOUND HIMSELF IN THE WORLD OF PHOTOGRAPHY. THESE IMAGES ARE DIGITAL RECREATIONS ICONIC PAINTINGS USING PHOTOGRAPHY AND DIGITAL RETOUCHING.

Oliver Laric

Versions
Versions ist ein laufendes Projekt von Oliver Laric, das sich mit historischen und zeitgenössischen Ideen in Bezug auf Bildhierarchien befasst. Es wird vorgeschlagen, dass gegenwärtige Methoden der kreativen Produktion die Hierarchie eines authentischen oder auratischen „Originalbildes“ in Frage stellen. Anstatt ein primäres Objekt zu privilegieren, schlägt Versions eine Neuausrichtung für die Bilderzeugung vor, bei der Bootlegs, Kopien und Remixe im Zeitalter der digitalen Produktion zunehmend „Originale“ an sich reißen.
Versionen nehmen verschiedene Formen und Iterationen an, darunter eine Reihe von Monologen im Dokumentarfilmstil über montierten Bildern und Videoclips, Polyurethanabgüsse, die auf reformationsgeschädigten religiösen Figuren basieren, eine neu herausgegebene Bootleg-Veröffentlichung von Margaret Biebers Ancient Copies (ein akademischer Text, der sich mit dem Thema befasst) Protraktion der griechischen Ästhetik in die römische Kunst) sowie andere Skulpturen und angeeignete Gegenstände, die die zeitgenössische Bildzirkulation und ihren Austausch durch gegenwärtige und historische Bedingungen erklären.
Das Projekt dient als konzeptioneller Bezugspunkt für den Rest von Larics Praxis, in der eine abgeflachte Bildwirtschaft für die kreative Produktion abgebaut wird und dabei die Konsequenzen für die Hybridität in der zeitgenössischen Kultur untersucht werden. Aktuelle Soloprojekte umfassen: Versionen bei MIT List Visual Arts Center, CAS Annual Award im Lincoln Museum, Art Statements Einzelpräsentation auf der Art | 43 | Basel, Getränkekritik in der Skulpturhalle Basel, Frieze Projects auf der Frieze Art Fair 2011.

ALAN RATH

آلان راث
Watcher VIII
Alan Rath erkundet die Schnittstelle von Kunst und Technologie und macht Elektronik mit seinen elektrischen, kinetischen und Roboterskulpturen zu einer Kunstform. Wall Throbber (1998) zum Beispiel ist ein Gerät aus Aluminium, Elektronik, einem Lautsprecher und Leuchten, bei dem eine rote Kugel sanft abprallt. Neuere Arbeiten enthalten digitale Medien wie bewegte Bilder auf eine Weise, die die Technologie humanisiert. In Watcher VII (2011) zeigen zwei Bildschirme Nahaufnahmen ausdrucksstarker menschlicher Augen, die aus beiden Seiten einer anthropomorphen Weißmetallstruktur herausragen. Er verleiht diesen Skulpturen lebensechte Qualitäten und geht davon aus, dass Menschen menschliche Qualitäten auf Aufforderung auf Maschinen projizieren und sie sogar als Persönlichkeiten wahrnehmen. Die Arbeit zelebriert das Potenzial der Technologie für das Gute und spielt gleichzeitig auf die Gefahren an, die unter der Oberfläche lauern.

eliane radigue

transamorem transmortem
Als sie 2004 zusammen mit Lionel Marchetti meine Hilfe bei der Digitalisierung ihrer Archive annahm, entdeckte ich „Transamoren – Transmortem“. Sofort war ich beeindruckt von der majestätischen Anmut dieses sehr langen Frequenzgewirrs, dieser Reihe von scheinbar unveränderlichen Tönen, deren Variationen von feiner Subtilität sind. “Transamoren – Transmorten” ist als eine der radikalsten Kompositionen von Radigue erkennbar, vergleichbar mit dem ersten “Adnos”, dem Werk, das chronologisch auf “Transamoren – Transmortem” folgt. Sehr wenige Transformationen, eine scheinbare formale Trockenheit, die dann durch das physische Spiel der Frequenzen widerlegt wird, wenn die Hörerin ihren Kopf sanft von rechts nach links dreht, oder noch besser, wenn sich die Hörerin langsam durch den Musikraum bewegt. Beim Bewegen durch Zonen mit bestimmten Frequenzen erfährt der Körper des Hörers lokalisierte Zonen mit niedrigen, mittleren und Höhenfrequenzen, die je nach den akustischen Eigenschaften des Raums variieren. Wie Radigue über „Adnos“ schrieb: „Das Verschieben von Steinen im Flussbett beeinflusst nicht den Wasserlauf, sondern verändert die Art und Weise, wie das Wasser fließt.“ Hier finden wir dieselbe meditative Spannung, die eine friedliche Bewegung durch die Räume vorschlägt, die durch die verschiedenen Frequenzen erzeugt werden, aus denen „Transamoren – Transmortem“ besteht.

REYNALD DROUHIN

РЕЙНАЛЬД ДРУХИН
LANDSCAPE MONOLITH

MONOLITH is the title of French multimedia artist Reynald Drouhin’s latest art project which consists of a series of digitally manipulated images of stunning natural landscapes. In the middle of picturesque sunsets and serene Arctic landscapes, Drouhin pastes a mysterious prismatic shape and then flips it, thus creating a mind-boggling visual effect of an otherworldly transparent object hovering in desolate locations. The entire project is an ingenious appropriation of the famous monolith from Stanley Kubrick’s film ”2001: A Space Odyssey” where mysterious dark rectangular objects (dubbed as monoliths) were scattered across the solar system by an unknown alien civilisation which seemed to guide humans along a risky interplanetary journey. Reynald Drouhin’s MONOLITH series captures exactly the double nature of Kubrick’s monoliths: the inverted shapes in the photographs seem to be a window to another dimension, a physical anomaly which distorts the nature around it, and is both menacing and inviting.

PAVEL BÜCHLER

Sound Poem

Studio Schwitters ist Pavel Büchlers Hommage an das Klanggedicht des Dada-Künstlers Kurt Schwitters, The Ursonate, seine „Ursonate“ oder die Vorstellung, wie eine Sonate vor der Erfindung der Sprache ausgesehen und geklungen hätte. Mit einem digitalen deutschen Sprachprogramm ließ Büchler den gesamten Text von The Ursonate lesen und produzierte eindrucksvoll seine eigene außerirdische Interpretation von Schwitters ‘einundzwanzigminütiger Originalversion der Sonate. Das Programm bringt die sehr klassische Struktur von Ursonate entschlossen zum Ausdruck, verändert Inhalt und Struktur radikal und verlängert das Stück auf neununddreißig Minuten. The Ursonate wird von vielen als eines der einflussreichsten und wichtigsten großen Klanggedichte des 20. Jahrhunderts angesehen und von Klangkünstlern auf der ganzen Welt neu interpretiert. Schwitters ‘eigene Aufnahme ging für viele Jahre verloren und tauchte schließlich Ende der 1980er Jahre in Holland auf. Pavel Büchler beschreibt seine Arbeit als „nichts geschehen lassen“ und betrachtet Kunst als Katalysator, um den Alltag und das Offensichtliche als letztendlich bizarr zu enthüllen. Er manipuliert Literatur, gefundene Objekte, alte Audioaufnahmen und Fotografien, veraltete Technologien und andere Medien und macht sie für die Gegenwart relevant.

REYNALD DROUHIN

Рейнальд Друхин

Der 1969 geborene zeitgenössische Künstler Reynald Drouhin lebt und arbeitet in Paris und unterrichtet Multimedia an der School of Fine Arts in Rennes. Er studierte Bildende Kunst an den Beaux-Arts de Paris (DNSAP und Masters in Hypermedia Multimedia, 1998) und an der Universität Paris 1 (Maîtrise, 1994). Seine Praxis umfasst digitale Werkzeuge, Fotografie, Video, Installation und Skulptur. Er ist nicht zufrieden mit einem dedizierten Raum (dem des Internets, einer Projektionsfläche oder der Räumlichkeit einer Galerie), sondern erfasst wiederum verschiedene Möglichkeiten und versucht so, etwas anderes als das Sichtbare zu enthüllen, wie einen parallelen Raum, gespenstisch, seltsam, oder er hat sich aus kodifizierten Daten ergeben. Er hat an Veranstaltungen teilgenommen, die von Digital Arti (2011), auf der Rennes Biennale (2010), beim File Festival (2013) Media Art, organisiert wurden. Ghost Walk “(2009) und„ Es war einmal… “(2007) in der Galerie der schönen Künste in Lorient („ Ohne Titel “, 2006) in der Galerie Biche de Bere („ Natural / Digital “, 2005), bei Confluences (2003), in der Public Gallery (2001), beim Belfort International Urban Multimedia Arts Festival (2000), auf der Montreal Biennale und bei der von Champ Libre organisierten internationalen Veranstaltung Video & Electronic Art (Montreal, 2000 und 1999) und bei ISEA (Chicago, 1997).

1024 ARCHITECTURE

FILE LED Show

The art-technology exhibition of FILE São Paulo 2013 brings the new interactive work by the famous 1024 architecture group to be presented on the gigantic LED panel of FIESP building on Paulista Avenue. People could change the images on the panel through their voices or by humming a song.
The 1024 architecture group created the “interactive LED” digital graphic project for the Paulista Avenue, which will be presented from July 22 through August 18, 2013. The project consists of a podium with a microphone installed on the sidewalk of the Paulista Avenue, where people could interact through the vocal conversion into musical notes. The 1024 architecture group elaborated a brand new algorithm for this project, which changes the graphic behaviors by means of sounds. Depending on the note sung, several parameters of the program, such as colors, shapes, density, and rhythms (squares, circles, stripes, etc.), will change.

RYOICHI KUROKAWA

黒川良一
Syn
2011 –
Audiovisual Concert
Diptych | 2.1ch sound
Duration: 30’00” – 45’00”
The Japanese artist Ryoichi Kurokawa has been a pioneer in audiovisual art in the past fifteen years, working with multiple media that bring together sound and image in a totally new language. Currently based in Berlin, Kurokawa continues to explore the symbiosis between technology and nature, order and chaos.Kurokawa stands as out as a new international reference in the field of digital art, a creator of trends and a pioneer in new aesthetics in artistic work.

TADAO CERN

TADAO CERN IS A PHOTOGRAPHER AND ARTIST BASED IN VILNIUS, LITHUANIA. HE GRADUATED IN ARCHITECTURE, BUT IN SPRING OF 2010 HE DECIDED TO TRY SOMETHING NEW AND HE FOUND HIMSELF IN THE WORLD OF PHOTOGRAPHY. THESE IMAGES ARE DIGITAL RECREATIONS ICONIC PAINTINGS USING PHOTOGRAPHY AND DIGITAL RETOUCHING.

AZIZ + CUCHER

Synaptic Bliss
Begun in 2003, the series of works collectively known as “SYNAPTIC BLISS” explore ideas of a digital consciousness that allows for the simultaneous perception of multiple perspectives and scales, as well as the blurring of the distinctions between the body and its environment, the exterior and the interior, and the organic and the artificial. The works in this ongoing series include a variety of media, ranging from architectural installations, to video projections and environments, as well as digital prints and hand-woven rugs.