Review of Glorious Ninth
Interview with Marius Watz.
Artists - Glorious Ninth
Review Title - love_potion and Invisibility_Phial
Reviewer - Marc Garrett
When I first began writing this review I thought that I'd just be writing a couple of quick paragraphs in response to Glorious Ninth's latest artwork Invisibility_Phial. However this work has not only uncovered for me aspects of the nature of their artistic collaboration, but also how bringing everyday life into art adds essential value to art and culture. Through their recent work, Glorious Ninth (Kate Southworth & Patrick Simons) have created an intriguing interface introducing a more personal and emotional context. Their own lives become part of the works, that serve to introduce us to their world via their intuitive, creative practice.
A FORM OF TECHNOLOGICAL MIMESIS
Interview with Marius Watz by Franz Thalmair
Marius Watz, an artist concerned with generative systems for creating visual form, still, animated, or realtime, argues in the following interview: "One of the privileges of Generative Art is that the author can easily be surprised by her own creation." Watz discovered the computer at age eleven and immediately found his direction in life. At age 20 he defected from Computer Science studies to do graphics for raves, using his programming to create organic shapes in 2D and 3D. In 2005 Watz started Generator.x, a platform for Generative Art and Design which so far has resulted in a conference, a blog, a travelling exhibition and concert tour. Watz currently lives in Oslo and New York. His tools of choice are Java, Processing, VVVV and Flash. He continues to edit the Generator.x blog and prepare future Generator.x events, as well as teaching workshops in Computational Design and Generative Art.
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