is a platform for examining the use of generative and computational processes in art, architecture and design. It was set up to provide a much-needed forum for discourse in a field that has seen explosive growth in the last few years, but which has traditionally fallen outside the media art scene.
Generator.x 2.0 – Beyond the Screen
at CTM.08 is a workshop and exhibition about generative systems and digital fabrication. At this opening event norwegian computer artist and founder of Generator.x Marius Watz
will introduce the project and discuss topics addressed by the workshop and exhibition in his keynote speech. Afterwards collaboration partner Hyperwerk and artists participating in the workshop will present current projects and discuss their perspective on generative systems and digital fabrication.
Digital fabrication (also known as "fabbing") represents the next step in the digital revolution. After years of virtualization, with machines and atoms being replaced by bits and software, we are coming full circle. Digital technologies like rapid prototyping, laser cutting and CNC milling now produce atoms from bits, eliminating many of the limitations of industrial production processes. Once prohibitively expensive, such technologies are becoming increasingly accessible, pointing to a future where mass customization and manufacturing-on-demand may be real alternatives to mass production.
For artists and designers working with generative processes, digital fabrication opens the door to a range of new expressions beyond the limits of virtual space. Parametric models apply computational strategies to the analysis and synthesis of space, producing structures and surfaces of great complexity. Through fabbing these forms may be rendered tangible, even tactile.
Beyond the Screen
explores these new types of spatial constructs in a hands-on workshop, bringing together artists and designers working with code-based strategies for producing physical form. The workshop will feature public presentations bringing the topics of the workshop to a broader audience, culminating in an exhibition of fabbing works at the [DAM] gallery. In a continuation of the Generator.x concert tour, Beyond the Screen
will also include an evening of concerts at the Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, showing the use of generative systems in audiovisual performance.
> 28/01 > GENERATOR.X 2.0 – KEY NOTE
> 01/02 > GENERATOR.X 2.0 – AUDIO-VISUAL
> 01/02 > GENERATOR.X 2.0 – BEYOND THE SCREEN