Speakers: Hector Rodriguez and Felipe Cucker
2014.10.19 (星期日Sun) 4:00pm-5:30pm / Connecting Space-HK
In this talk, software artist Hector Rodriguez will describe in detail the creative process leading to the production of his recent work Theorem 8 (2013), now on show at the 5th Writing Machine Collective exhibition. The main challenge of the project was to transform an abstract mathematical concept into a visual artwork. In particular, the basic idea for this piece is to assert and explore the geometric structure of digital images. The artist will outline this conception and the process of developing it. While the content of this talk necessarily contains mathematical ideas, these will be presented in an elementary way suitable for a non-technical audience.
This talk offers a unique opportunity for audiences to experience a very detailed and in-depth description of the production of a specific work of art, from the standpoint of its creator.
The mathematical consultant to the project was Felipe Cucker, Chair Professor of Mathematics at the City University of Hong Kong. Professor Cucker is the co-presenter of the talk.
Description of the work
Hector Rodriguez (WMC Research Director) is an experimental software artist whose work investigates the specific possibilities of information technologies to reconfigure our experience of moving images and our relation to film history. His work integrates video art with mathematics and computer science, exploring the tension between digital abstraction and cinematic representation. He currently teaches computer arts, film theory, and art/science at the School of Creative Media of the City University of Hong Kong.
Web site: http://concept-script.com/
Felipe Cucker (Chair Professor, Mathematics, City University of Hong Kong)
19.10.2014 (星期日Sun) 5:30-6:00pm
No ideas. Just things. The Hatter’s wisdom and an exhibition about writing. Or reading
Harald Kraemer (城大創意媒體副教授School of Creative Media City, University of Hong Kong)
19.10. 2014 (星期日Sun) 7:15pm
(Transmediale series / Transmediale 短講對話系列) – an evening of short position papers // Christian Ulrik Andersen (丹麥DK), Manuel Bürger (德國GER), Geoff Cox (英國UK/丹麥DK), Søren Pold (丹麥DK), Jane Prophet (英國UK/香港HK), Daniel Howe (美國US/香港HK), Damien Charrieras (法國FRA/香港HK)
The Transmediale Series is organized by the Participatory IT Research Centre, Aarhus University,
transmediale/reSource, and the School of Creative Media, the City University of Hong Kong.
Two weekends of lectures, forums and workshops starting 11 Oct 2014