The belief that art
and culture are essentioally social phenomena, has provided a range of
practices that were essentially fostered by former post-modernism. Within
that over-attention for the creation of a situated art, sometimes the
historical avant-garde was forgotten to accommodate for the more traditional
oriented western-american-european obsession for narrativity and figurative
audio and visual works.
models for art
The effects of more than 50 years of computer programming are readily
to be found in all common creative tools we are using - from image editors
to software synthesizers. This leads to the assumption that an important
feature in global communication and culture is essentially a techno-scientific
one. Not only the pairing of models found in computer programming and
Engineering with an artistic sensibility and affective point-of-view,
is leading to a new phenomenon, a techno-aesthetic model. It can only
become as such, when there is also a communicative protocol available,
as an essential part of that model. The algorithm becomes the driver for
There are a number
of ways to deal with different cultures, but apart from looking for differences
and parallels, a common experimentation and the joint generation of new
forms and artifacts in the genetical and linguistic sense, seems to us
a more appealing direction. With mutual influences and visions the emergence
of new form and content is possible.
making a jump into
Nowadays we see a renewed interest in abstract artforms, supported by
a younger generation of artists unspoiled by a formal training in the
traditional artistic disciplines, making unknown references to earlier
radical pioneers of electronic art.
On top of that, the outcome of the popularisation of electronic music
and the proliferation of global networks added a kind of new attitude
towards collaboration: audiovisual, experimental, dynamic, distributed,
materialistic, algorithmic and .. totally digitalismic.
Let's draw a line on a picture and make it move!
small portable computers is deliberate.