On art and technology in relation to 21st century landscapes
New visions emerge where humans, nature and technology meet. Following the tradition of 19th century romanticism and landscape painting, we go in search of the sublime and hidden transformations of 21st century landscapes. Coded Matter(s) #13: Compiled Landscapes presents extraordinary stories and shirt films by artists, scientists, and designers. Using innovative technologies such as Virtual Reality, LIDAR scanning techniques, and experimental data visualisations, these visions show new ways how we can experience our environment.
Compiled Landscapes deals with the interaction between landscape and technology, and how this leads to new forms of experience and knowledge about our surroundings. The datafication of everything results in innovative ways to analyse and understand the world around us. Visualisation, sonification, and 3D engines enable us to track and comprehend invisible communication networks and operating systems. Scanning techniques make the invisible visible.
At the same time, these technologies also influence how our landscape is shaped. Technological development leaves a footprint on our earth—think of how mining for metals and toxic waste dumping in third world countries poisons the soil and the bodies of laborers. Together all these elements form important starting points for artists and designers to create stories. By making sublime elements experiential, they show how physical and invisible forces shape our landscapes
The programme consists of presentations and short screenings.
Coded Matter(s) is supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL and Mondriaan Fund NL.
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Programme: Talks / Performances
Unknown Fields have used toxic mud from a lake in China to craft a set of three ceramic vessels. Each …Website
Michelle Kasprzak is a curator and writer based in Amsterdam, NL. She also founded one of the world’s leading art curating blogs, Curating.info (2006-2015). Michelle has held a range of curatorial roles at organizations such as V2_ Institute for Unstable Media, the Dutch Electronic Art Festival (DEAF), and New Media Scotland.Website
Sources, Code & Knowledge
The Earth (for the Posthuman Glossary)21/03/16
Jussi Parikka is a writer, media theorist and professor in technological culture & aesthetics …Website
The History of Fractal Art07/03/16
Fractal art is a form of algorithmic art created by calculating fractal objects and …Website
Gravitational Waves & Exoplanets07/03/16
Composer Arthur Jeffes and creative studio Marshmallow Laser Feast have been working with two astrophysicists …Website
The public cultural funding organization focusing on visual arts and cultural heritage.Website
Flemish Arts Centre De Brakke Grond
The Flemish Arts Centre ‘De Brakke Grond’ offers the most significant developments, contemporary art …Website
The Creators Project
The Creators Project is a global network dedicated to the celebration of creativity, arts …Website