“Auto-matic” generative drawing at Arts Santa Monica in Barcelona

An exhibition that addresses the limits and potentials of generative drawing, emerging from data through mathematical and mechanical operations; raising questions on automation, reproducibility, and the role of the arbitrary or accidents as sources of creative experimentation.

machine 3 - plan view © Machinic Protocols - IAAC © photo. Xavier González

machine 3 – plan view © Machinic Protocols – IAAC © photo. Xavier González

In a time where society and culture are undergoing radical shifts, and due to the inevitable advancement of technology and its forceful intrusion within our lives, this research uses drawing, a creative practice known to all as a tool to explore and understand questions that can be intimidating to some, and exciting to others: What is the status of our relationship to technology today, and how can it enrich our practices, beyond optimization and efficiency? In a process involving both humans and machines, what are the limits of their respective roles? (more…)