Martin Blažíček / The Art of Algorithm in the Moving Image

03/03/2010, DigiLab AVU v Praze (aula) U Akademie 4 Praha 7, 1.30pm

The lecture demonstrates, by means of practical examples, the use of algorithmic relationship in the art of moving images, from films and early generative art to contemporary digital techniques. The focus is on the use of the algorithmic model as a sort of artistic game and, at the same time, a strategy leading from an intuitive mode of creation to the design of a model situation. There will be a discussion about the overlapping areas of music, literature and visual arts and also about the various roles that the algorithm assumes in the practice of art. The lecture will include the projection of films by Peter Kubelka, Kurt Kren, James Whitney, Larry Cuba, Dan Sandin and Granular Synthesis.

Martin Blažíček (*1976) is a postgraduate student at the Film academy of performing arts, Prague – audiovisual performance (since 2007).
Czech film/video maker, multimedia performer. Founding member of expanded cinema groups Ultra and Mikroloops. He previously cooperated with Martin Ježek, Tonic Train, Guyla Nemes, Beth Custer, and others. His filmwork is an amalgam of structural film, hand-made abstracts and home-made optical printing. Since 2004 he started to use video as a medium, his recent projects are based on wide spectrum of inner/outer interactivity of sound and image. He teaches at the Center for Audiovisual studies at the Film academy of performing arts and The Institue of Intermedia Prague.

Published : 23. 02. 2010
Author: Frantisek Zachoval
Category: Lecture, Seminar - PhD, Education


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