Panel: Computers and Sculpture in the USA and Europe
The Computers and Sculpture Forum in the U.S.A. and Ars Mathematica in France are associations of sculptors who use the computer. This presentation will be a survey, presented in slide and video form, of the use of computers in the visualization, presentation, fabrication and control of sculpture and three-dimensional scientific and mathematical visualization. In October 1995, we will be holding a joint and simultaneous exhibition of sculpture in Philadelphia and Paris. The presentation will reflect the work that we will be gathering together for the exhibition. The sites will be linked via the Internet for events, demonstrations, and the trans-oceanic control of sculpture-making tools to complement the exhibition.
- Christian Lavigne is an artist mixing cultures and technological fields. He is a self-taught explorer in art. With a basis in mathematics and poetry, he develops an abstract writing in space (graphemes) based on myths and symbols. A pioneer in “robosculpture” (using high-tech tools and NC machines), he realizes both small works and public art composition.
Full text (in french) p.147-150