Switzerland is the featured country of the BIAN festival an International Digital Art Biennial in Montreal. This year they will be showcasing the work of talented Swiss artists and collectives.
This third edition of the International Digital Art Biennial of Montreal – BIAN – is focused on the theme of AUTOMATA – Art made by machines for machines. It explores the impact of artificial intelligence in art and culture, with a program of robotic, immersive, virtual reality, augmented reality, sculpture and digital video works. Continue reading
WEB-MINDSCAPE by Claudia Robles-Angel is an interactive audiovisual environment, created by light and octophonic sound, in which visitors have the opportunity to use an EEG interface, which measures their brain waves. The installation makes visual and audible unconscious internal reactions that are produced in the Continue reading
Dr. Peter Snyder is a Professor of Neurology at Brown University. His presentation Woodturning My Way through Brain Research presented by Brown’s Creative Medicine Lecture Series, was about the intersection of biomedical research and his visual art, woodturning. This was an unusual talk from the vantage point of one who is both a scientist as well as an artist. Rarely is the topic of the junction of art and science discussed much less from the viewpoint of an individual who straddles both realms. It began by setting the stage with a short history of visual art in neuroscience. He then Continue reading
For over forty years, the Experimental Television Center (ETC) in Owego, New York, has been one of North America’s preeminent organizations for video art, fostering a community for creativity and innovation through its residency and tool-building programs. The Experimental Television Center: A History, Etc . . . is the first academic survey of the Center’s prolific, yet under-recognized, Continue reading
Art, Science, Technology and 1960’s poetry are odd bed fellows in Martha Schwendener’s New York Times piece “‘All Watched Over’ Contemplates Art’s Relationship to Technology.” In this review Schwendener comments on the recent art exhibition “All Watched Over” at the James Cohen Gallery. The exhibition’s title is a fragment taken from Richard Brautigan’s 1967 poem “All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace.” The exhibition Ms. Schwendener notes “features art based on systems that generally support” Brautigan’s vision of “imagined mammals and computers living together in ‘mutually programming harmony,’” while calling for more alliances between art and technology that eschew business opportunities. Continue reading
“Weird Science” is about how the unseen or unknown is a pursuit inherent to both science and art, and how their ensuing discoveries suggest worlds beyond and within that which we accept as our own. Through experimentation and invention, the artists in this exhibition produce works whose content or process attests to this inquiring quest, and the mystifying possibilities it suggestively evokes. Continue reading
Sitting at the intersection of nature and art and the nature of human language this Finnish exhibition forwards topical issues relating to protecting our natural world through the recycling of materials, air pollution and addressing the problem of GMO’s in food. In tandem the nature of language is Continue reading