[ISEA95] Artist Statement: Mike King — Programmed==Damned

Artist Statement

This work is a series of computer images presented as framed photographic prints and accompanying texts. The theme concerns a fictional scenario in which an artificial life form undergoes therapy. The work deals with emerging studies in consciousness which are represented visually through the use of light and dark, and enclosed and open spaces. The images are generated through the artist’s own platform RaySculpt, designed for the exploration of subtleties of lighting and surface effects.

  • Mike King (UK) received a B.Sc. in physics and chemistry, an M.Sc. in software engineering and a Ph.D. in computer graphics. He is currently reader in the Department of Art, Design, Silversmithing and Jewelry, London Guildhall University. He has taught for ten years in computer art and animation.