Coded Matter(s) #3 Transmaterials

Coded Matter(s) #3 Transmaterials

MU and FIBER 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.

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, which has been extended till 12 January especially for this. 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.

Speakers: Quayola, Andreas Nicolas Fischer, Dr. Ann-Sophie Lehmann
Evening programme
Date: 10 January 2014
Location: MU Strijp-S, Eindhoven
Time: 20:00 – 23:00
Doors: 19:30
Presale: €12,50
Door: €15,-
CJP discount: €2,50 (only valid in combination with your CJP card)

Masterclass by Quayola
Date: 10 January 2014
Location: MU Strijp-S, Eindhoven
Time: 11:00 – 16:30
Doors: 10:30
Participants: 20
Level: No coding skills required (bring your laptop just in case, though!)
Combi Ticket: € 40,- (includes lunch & discount ticket for the evening programme)

Quayola (1982, Italy) 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 Tumblr to afterwards analyse and question what artistic output is optimal.

Dr. 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.

About Coded Matter(s)

De Coded Matter(s)  is a new series of events exploring the explosion of digital processes taking place in hybrid art, design and music and the ripples this causes. During these events artists, designers, musicians and other creatives will demonstrate the limitless possibilities offered by digital systems and creative coding platforms for the creation of visual art, generative design, interactive installations, multi-sensory performances and enchanting scenography.