Inconceivable yet computable -­ The generative work of Manfred Mohr

Franco, Francesca (2017) Inconceivable yet computable -­ The generative work of Manfred Mohr. In: Ways of Machine Seeing 2017, 26-28 June 2017, Ruskin Gallery, CRASSH, and Computer Laboratory, Cambridge, UK.

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Focussing on the relationship between computer programming, art and creativity, this paper looks at how computer coding and computational art fill the gap between words and seeing in Manfred Mohr's art. The presentation focuses on Mohr’s "Artificiata II" (2012), a work that emphasises the artist’s strong interest in visual-music and visual-poetry, manifested in digital images on screen based works. The procedure used to generate this work creates lines and colours that move and overlay unpredictably on the screen. The animated algorithm contains random variations of speed and suites of stills that add a musical rhythm to the work.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: John Berger's "Ways of Seeing", contemporary technologies of vision, algorithmic art
Faculty: Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
Depositing User: Francesca Franco
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2017 13:45
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2018 15:16

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