Exhibition Technarte: Fusion of art, science and technology

LACDA, Los Angeles Center of Digital Art
(104 East Fourth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013)
On view Oct 12, 2015 – Jan 2, 2016


As a vessel for growth, we encourage artists to challenge the traditional boundaries and preconceptions of what is considered art, science and technology, our unique platform of support cultivates innovative ideas and fosters new opportunities for artists.

This exhibition showcases some of the leading artists from the last 10 years of Technarte´s history.  As one of the leading International Conferences on Art and Technology, Technarte has selected these artworks as a showcase of how science and technology is empowering new and exciting art works of today.

These artworks, transmitted through Mobile art, Nano art, Bio art, Sciart or Robotic Art, are only a few examples of how the artists use the technology to create and understand both the artistic and scientific world.

Robotic Art

Dual (2010) by OPN Studio

Dual (2010) by OPN Studio

DUAL (2010) by OPN Studio
Size composition (both pieces): 62 x 130 x 13 cm.
Materials and Technic: UVI print, stainless Steel and wood / Moiré kinetism. Optical illusion work which belongs to Kinetic Graphics series.

Kinetic Graphics series is a study which ex­plores the simile between the legacy of natural life and artificial life. The result is an evolution of life and existence.

Based on the basic principle of the Moiré pattern. Is conceived by means of a more complex pattern of interference. It doesn’t only produce the desired effect, of kineticism, but a new added concept is introduced to the resultant whole, a new 3D optical effect, similar to an holography. A part of the light is reflected in the key place, a railing of polished stainless steel rods, generating an effect similar to the hologram, together with the study of distances between the latent image and the previously named railing.

They are animated images in which the espectator’s own movement is essential for his or her interac­tion with the work; individuals develop different experiences, leading them to generate a prior ex­ercise of analysis between the different forms of life through their optical perception.


Nemesis (2013) by OPN Studio

Nemesis (2013) by OPN Studio

NEMESIS (2013) by OPN Studio
Dimensions: 74 x 74 x 12 cm
Materials/Technique: Aluminum, electronics, methacrylate mirror, robotic.

Robotic work which convey the mythological concept of Narcissus or the strategy of the void by Gilles Lipovetsky. An allegory of the individ¬ual and his or her social exhibition.

Operated by programmed servomotors, it is no more than a reflection of the fragmentation and individualistic positionings which reflect and absorb everything surrounding the human being, creating new per¬ceptions of reality.

This justification and condemnation of individu¬alistic narcissism embodies the concern of cur¬rent-day man for himself, seeking his reflection and constant reaffirmation. The search for the “I” and the liberation of the individual by means of his own inner revolution form a persistent search for knowledge and personal fulfilment.


Grapheme Colour (2014) by OPN Studio

Grapheme Colour (2014) by OPN Studio

GRAPHEME COLOUR (2014) by OPN Studio
Dimensions: 40 x 40 x 3 cm
Materials/Technique: Infrared LED’s, mirror, electronics.

Grapheme colour belongs to Dr Sachs Series, a series which is conceived as a project combining the different fields of art, science and technology.
It is a series which bases its research on synes¬thesia, a real and non-metaphorical quality which associates two or more senses before a single stimulus. To understand what the process entails, we should point out that a synesthete can hear colours, see sounds and perceive sensations or even flavours by touching an object. The individual really feels them, they occur spontaneously and they are unavoida¬ble, long-lasting and non-modifiable.

As is stated in some studies on synaesthesia, it is not a matter of imagining it but experiencing it. It is possible to perceive the world in an unconvention¬al manner.
Therefore, we have based our study on the development of a series of pieces which mate¬rialize synesthetic processes through technology, so that a-synesthetes can discover what is appar¬ently “absent”, in other words, a sensory recoding which obtains new interpretations.

Grapheme colour investigates synesthesia of visual origin and personifications, when a letter, number or figure noticed visually is assigned spontaneous, constant and automatically to different features that are not it’s own, as a color different from “real” as a color associated intrinsically form.
This piece confirms that synesthesia is experienced idiosyncratically by each individual and the technology that helps us to materialize it in a very close way, are the cameras of our own personal devices, our own mobile or tablet will generate for us this synesthetic process capturing it, showing the imperceptible and generating as a synesthetic process the generation of different colors and shades or on the contrary their absence.


Sciart

Constellation. 'Tracing Stars' (2015) by Frederik De Wilde

Constellation. ‘Tracing Stars’ (2015) by Frederik De Wilde

 

CONSTELLATION – ‘Tracing Stars’ (2015) by Frederik De Wilde
3d print, polyamide

Constellation – Tracing Stars is a project that merges art, design and technology with science, and more specifically astronomy and cosmology. 
The project is work-in-progress and investigates the movement, position and life of stars, the distances between stars, the constellations they form and the ‘invisible’ geometries they create.

The project explores data sets from ScienceHackDay with in situ observations and other acquired data sets. Custom software is developed to visualise in 3D relevant data sets. The data will be renderend into 3D printable objects.
In addition the project will examine, and potentially fuse, old (astronomical) technologies with new technologies like 3D printing.

The sculptures can be produced in different materials and sizes, e.g. copper, nickel, chrome, silver and gold (non-exhaustive list). Each material is de facto a limited edition.


Nanoart

Beyond the Pilars of Hercules (2006) by Alessandro Scali

Beyond the Pilars of Hercules (2006) by Alessandro Scali

 

BEYOND THE PILLARS OF HERCULES  (2006) by Alessandro Scali

Multilayers detail 611 x 230 um
Silicon
Atomic Force Microscope

With Robin Goode and Alessandro Chiolerio, Gabrielle Maccioni, Giancarlo Canavese, Samy Strola, Giacomo Piacenza coordinated by Prof. Fabrizio Pirri from Polytechnic of Turin.

Probation (2007) by Alessandro Scali

Probation (2007) by Alessandro Scali

 

PROBATION  (2007) by Alessandro Scali

160 x 533 um
Silicon on insulate
Field emission Scanning Electron Microscope

With Robin Goode and Alessandro Chiolerio, Gabrielle Maccioni, Giancarlo Canavese, Samy Strola, Giacomo Piacenza coordinated by Prof. Fabrizio Pirri from Polytechnic of Turin.

 


Actual Size (2007) by Alessandro Scali

Actual Size (2007) by Alessandro Scali

ACTUAL SIZE  (2007) by Alessandro Scali

300 x 280 um
Silicon
Atomic Force Microscope

With Robin Goode and Alessandro Chiolerio, Gabrielle Maccioni, Giancarlo Canavese, Samy Strola, Giacomo Piacenza coordinated by Prof. Fabrizio Pirri from Polytechnic of Turin.


Software

Variation (2015) by Patxi Araujo

Variation (2015) by Patxi Araujo

 

VARIATION #2 (Tribute to Giordano Bruno) (2015) by Patxi Araujo
Record of a software entity

Variations # (Tribute to Giordano Bruno) is an indeterminate number of sessions of interaction between the author with a software entity. The recorded image and sound are the result of the activity of a particle system subject to forces of attraction and repulsion. The disembodied and abstract nature of this system, if manipulated, shines different configurations/constellations, whose tempo and form, are marked by mutual contagion of internal generative processes and decisions of the interpreter.

In this human-machine dialogue, the work speculates with the unlikely border between a spiritual dimension and other purely technological.


Mobile Art

@Notengopajaros (2015) by Rachael Runner ( Intact01.net Telepresence Network)

@Notengopajaros, El propio hombre es una insólita unidad contradictoria a la que llamamos individuo. 2015.04.27-00.56.35

 

NOTENGOPAJAROS  (2015) by Rachael Runner

15×15 cm

Presented by Jaime de los Rios ( Intact01.net Telepresence Network)

@hbcomm (2015) by Rachael Runner ( Intact01.net Telepresence Network)

@hbcomm, Lo que llamamos contrarios u opuestos son trozos de la unidad. 2015 .05. 01-22.38.31

 

HBCOMM  (2015) by Rachael Runner

15×15 cm

Presented by Jaime de los Rios ( Intact01.net Telepresence Network)

Rachael Runner is a BotArtist who lives on the Internet. Designed and programmed by INTACT Project (Manuel Teran, Jaime de los Rios, Jorge Ruiz and Sara Abánades Malinarich), she is part of Carnival system. Soon she began his career as an independent robot artist. Rachael Runner creates and distributes her work to users who use twitter hashtag #telepresence answering them with a realtime image created from a photograph taken by a webcam and digitally operated. The image includes the text of the original tweet and is accompanied by a verse from the poet and filmmaker José Val del Omar (19041982).

His career as an independent artist began in February 2015 with her speech at the ARCO (Madrid), interacting with users hashtag # arco2015. Since that she has participated in various fairs and conferences related to art and new technologies, creating and distributing more than 70,000 works, and has exhibited in galleries in Paris and Monaco.


Bioart

Biosphera project (2007-2015) by Joaquin Fargas

Biosphere project (2007-2015) by Joaquin Fargas

 

BIOSPHERE PROJECT (2007-2015) by Joaquin Fargas
Mixed technique, plexiglass or polycarbonate and floating ecosystem

Spheres, completely sealed, contain a natural and complex ecosystem. They are shown as a metaphor of the planet on an infinitesimal scale. These spheres are made of glass, polycarbonate or Plexiglas and are placed on stands of different designs and height made of stainless steel, iron, aluminum, or just hanging from the ceiling. Interactive modules include documentary information about different ecosystems and about the living forms inside the biospheres. The interaction between the art craft and the environment is relevant. The life on the biospheres depend on the location in which they are placed, variables like temperature and the amount of light are critical for them to survive.