to spin art history (2007)

A framed digital canvas takes you into the traditional art museum world. Small moving agents rotate around the screen and are told to construct paintings of the old masters. A constant spinning and whirling of lines on the screen results in a rather slow buildup of recognizable paintings. But as the small painting agents are bound to their inner algorithm, they have no memory, and often continue painting over their own drawing. This leads to a constant construction and destruction of the image. The canvas shows unfinished fragmented versions of the original paintings as a result and leaves the question of the ability to transport old art pieces into the digital domain.

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A framed digital canvas takes you into the traditional art museum world. Small moving agents rotate around the screen and are told to construct paintings of the old masters. A constant spinning and whirling of lines on the screen results in a rather slow buildup of recognizable paintings. But as the small painting agents are bound to their inner algorithm, they have no memory, and often continue painting over their own drawing. This leads to a constant construction and destruction of the image. The canvas shows unfinished fragmented versions of the original paintings as a result and leaves the question of the ability to transport old art pieces into the digital domain.

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