On Friday 10 January 2014 FIBER and MU present Coded Matter(s) #3: Transmaterials. During this evening programme artists, designers and theorists explore how digital fabrication technologies, such as laser cutting and 3D printers, provide unprecedented possibilities to translate coded virtual forms and digital processes into physical materials. MU’s current exhibition The Sculpture Factory by the London-based artist Quayola exemplifies how merging computational aesthetics with physical matter adds new meaning to (traditional) art and design practices.
Quayola uses contemporary digital technology to tackle classic aesthetics and the universal rules for beauty and perfection. Until now he mostly created his studies in the form of projections, installations, photography and multimedia adaptations. However, for The Sculpture Factory, which he developed especially for MU, he is entering the realm of sculpture. The basic material is provided by none other than his great example Michelangelo: the unfinished series of four ‘Prigioni’, or ‘Captives’, made between 1513 – 1534.
Andreas Nicolas Fischer (1982, Germany) concerns himself with the physical manifestation of digital processes and data, through generative systems to create sculptures, videos, prints and installations. Fischer often takes a code-based approach to his creative process, removing himself one degree from the creation, letting the computer execute his commands with an inherent degree of randomness. Through this he investigates the use of automated systems and crowd-curation in contemporary art production, for example when in his recent project 'Brute Force Method' he uses the approach of having his software generate any possible combination of variables and publish it to his Tumblr to afterwards analyse and question what artistic output is optimal.
Prof. Ann-Sophie Lehmann, (1969, The Netherlands) is an associate professor at the Department of Media and Culture Studies at Utrecht University. Her research develops new insights in the modern visual culture of computer graphics by revealing parallels with the pre-photographic painterly tradition, in materials and tools as well as in practices.She approaches the creation of these post-modern visuals as processes, not just objects. This is also shown in her recent study 'The Brush in the Computer. A critical history of computer graphics and the 'painterly turn' in visual culture' with which she aims to improve understanding of the cultural fascinations and anxieties associated with the new pictorial illusions and firmly position computer graphics at the crossroads of art history and visual studies.
Transmaterials is the third edition of FIBER's Coded Matter(s) series and will also be the closing event for MU’s exhibition The Sculpture Factory. Prior to the evening programme there will be masterclass by Quayola (using the same software he used to create this exhibition) for visual artists and designers interested in the intersection between software, sound and sculpture. For more information visit: www.codedmatters.nl
Masterclass by Quayola
Have you always wanted to take a look at the process behind designing cutting-edge artwork like Quayola’s The Sculpture Factory? To delve into the software, the art direction, the production?
With great pleasure MU and FIBER offer a select group of students and young professionals from the fields of (audio)visual art, design and creative technology the opportunity to attend a masterclass by Quayola at MU on Friday January 10. This will take place during the day, prior to the Coded Matter(s) #3: Transmaterials evening programme.
This unique masterclass is a four hour in-depth journey through the Captives project, the making of the exhibition The Sculpture Factory (currently presented at MU) and an introduction to the software framework Dedelo. More info: http://www.codedmatters.nl/news-item/masterclass-...
Music & Drinks
FAH - liveset:
FAH aka Robin de Bekker is a mysterious upcoming producer from Breda. With his first release on 030303 he “has nailed the art of elaborate Acid in many diverse strains, from emotive Analord-esque Techno to Elektroids-style Electro.” At Transmaterials, FAH will show us how the combination of digital production technologies and analog and modular synthesizers are a powerful setup that enables him to perform a live improvisation set.
Arfakt – DJ set:
Artefakt is a collaboration of two young Dutch producers Robin Koek and Nick Lapien that share a love for melancholic, hypnotic voodoo music. As they say in their bio: “There is no antidote for the future industry.” Artefakt represents techno rooted in aesthetics of decayed tape, musique concrete and squat parties. Listen to this track they did for FIELD below or turn your ear to their Soundcloud.
Date:10 January 2014
Location: MU Strijp-S
Time: 20:00 - 23:00 (drinks & music afterwards till 1:30/2:00)
Price: Door € 15,- / Online pre-sale € 12,50 / CJP discount € 2,50