[spectre] Art from Code - Generator.x, 23-24 september, Oslo, Norway

Marius Watz marius at unlekker.net
Mon Sep 5 11:54:27 CEST 2005

|| Art from Code - Generator.x, 23-24 september, Oslo, Norway
|| Conference, exhibition and concert about generative art and design
|| Atelier Nord / National Museum / Hausmania
|| http://www.generatorx.no/
|| Complete program in PDF-format downloadable from 

Generator.x explores aesthetic strategies for a digital world. The 
project presents a new generation of artists and designers who embrace 
computer code as their tool of choice. Their creative expressions are 
made possible by a new understanding of software as an aesthetic 
material with potential for subjective interpretation, and not just as a 
technical obstacle.

The participants in Generator.x express themselves just as comfortably 
through coding as through traditional “intuitive” processes like 
drawing. Inspired by complexity theory and principles of emergent 
behavior, they construct intelligent design objects, visualizations of 
unfathomable datasets and beautiful abstract visuals. They create 
algorithmic drawing machines that develop over time, sound compositions 
that never repeat themselves and new audiovisual instruments for live 

Themes for discussion include generative aesthetics, process-based 
design, performative software and artist-created software.

|| Generator.x conference: 23-24 sept, Atelier Nord, Lakkegata 55 C.
|| Price: NOK 700, NOK 350 for kunstnere og studenter.
|| Includes ticket to concert event.

Lecturers: Erich Berger (NO / AT), Pablo Carranza (SE / SP), Gisle
Frøysland (NO), Hans Christian Gilje (NO), Susanne Jaschko (DE), Golan
Levin (US), Sebastian Oschatz (DE), Casey Reas (US) m.fl. Moderators:
Amanda Steggell and Marius Watz.

|| Generator.x exhibition: 23 sept - 16 okt
|| Kunsthallen, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design

New works by Lia (AT), Trond Lossius (NO), Sebastian Oschatz (DE) and 
C.E.B. Reas (US). Arbeider på papir av Pablo Carranza (SE / SP), Lionel 
Theodore Dean (UK), Ben Fry (US), Jürg Lehni (CH), Golan Levin (US) and 
Martin Wattenberg (US). Curator Marius Watz.

|| Generator.x concert + club event: 24 sept
|| Hausmania, Hausmannsgt. 42.

An evening with audiovisual concerts where custom software is used to 
create sound and image in a synaesthetic interaction.

Performance: Blind - HC Gilje / Kelly Davis (NO / US), Erich Berger (AT 
/ NO), TinyLittleElements - Lia / Sebastian Meissner (AT).

DJ to be announced. Generative live visuals: GX crew / Spoon (CZ).

Generator.x is a co-production between Atelier Nord and Riksutstillinger 
(National Touring Exhibitions, Norway) as a result of an initiative by 
Marius Watz. Generator.x is supported by the Norwegian Cultural Council, 
PNEK and Goethe-Institut Oslo.

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