Panel: Data Disinformation
Boredomresearch explore the natural progression from static imagery allowed by recursive technologies which enable data to remain liquid. The artists Vicky Isley and Paul Smith often think of themselves as employing computer gaming technology to create landscape paintings and life studies that move. These artworks unfold in real time enabling viewers to be continually surprised by every changing forms and sounds. Using computational technology to explore diversity boredomresearch often use techniques similar to those used by scientists. By simulating natural patterns and behaviours boredomresearch create new intricate forms and compositions of intrigue and beauty. In this paper the artists will discuss their computational systems which manipulate data chunks to produce a diversity of moving images.
- Vicky Isley & Paul Smith have been collaborating as boredomresearch since 2000. They are internationally renowned for creating software driven art, highly aesthetic both visually and acoustically. Their artworks are inspired by the diversity that exists in nature – simulating natural patterns and behaviours they create new intricate forms and compositions within interactive and public artworks, online environments and generative objects. Their artwork has been awarded an honorary mention in Transmediale.05, Berlin (2005) and VIDA 7.0 Art & Artificial Life International Competition, Madrid (2004). Boredomresearch’s artwork has been widely exhibited internationally their recent exhibitions include KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn (2011); [DAM]Cologne (2011); Today Art Museum, Beijing (2010); Laboral, Gijon (2010); MAXXI, Rome (2010); iMal, Brussels (2008) and Instituto Itaú Cultural, São Paulo (2008).The artists are represented by [DAM]Berlin/Cologne and are ArtSway Associates, and you can find their artwork in many collections including the British Council’s. They are both currently Research Lecturers at the National Centre for Computer Animation, Bournemouth University, UK. boredomresearch.net
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