presented by <> TAG
|date: 20-29 November|
|19:00-23:00 (not on Sunday/Monday)|
The Protean Image plays with the mutable nature of software. Participants modify the software by filling out programming cards that are inserted into The Protean Image Machine. The Machine reads the cards and makes alterations to the software as it's projected onto the wall. The emphasis of this action is on the relationship between the visitors choices and the resulting changes to the software.
MicroImage explores the phenomenon of emergence through the medium of software. It is a micro world where thousands of autonomous software organisms and a minimal environment create a software ecosystem. As the environment changes, the organisms aggregate and disperse according to their programmed behavior. They are tightly coupled to the environment and slight changes in the environment create macroscopic changes in the ecosystem. A field of undulating form emerges from the interactions between the environment and the organisms.
C.E.B. Reas ( ° 1972 ), lives and works in Los Angeles, California C.E.B. Reas’ ongoing Process series explores the dialectical relationship between naturally evolved systems and those that are engineered and synthetic. The imagery evokes transformation, and visualizes systems in motion and at rest. Equally embracing the qualitative nature of human perception and the quantitative rules that define digital culture, organic form emerges from precise mechanical structures.
<>TAG is a platform for contemporary audio/visual art. The organisation identifies new developments in visual arts and music in relation to technology and pop culture. The activities include exhibitions, symposiums and concerts. Results and context are published in print a well as on the Internet.
Cimatics presents an exhibition of Casey Reas' Process series at MediaRuimte. In this work Reas explores the relationship between naturally evolved systems and engineered and synthetic systems. (presented by <> TAG)
On Friday Nov 28 Cimatics presents the world-release of the VIDOS DVD. This release with videos to the music of ex-Funkstörung Michael Fakesch' album DOS will be part of the screening program and there will be a special dj/live concert by Michael Fakesch himself.
In collaboration with Transmediale festival Berlin we present a 'best of' of the screening programme as selected for Transmediale 2008. The selection presents work by Semiconductor, Xu Tan, Michelle Deignan and many others.
On Saturday Nov 29th iMal will be the location for the launch of SHARE Brussels. Share is an international movement for open jam sessions. This is an open call for participants to plug in.