Weekly ※ Friday 11.08.23
Article author :
Friday is weekly: a digest of what the team has seen, read and listened to and wants to share with you.
Refik Anadol, the Turkish-American artist exploring what a human being is in the AI era
On the networks, digital art buffs are queuing up for his creations. Refik Anadol is an artist like no other, fascinated as he is by the creative capacity of machines. His thing? Transforming digital data into shape-shifting installations for international clients. A pioneer of the aesthetics of AI, we were recently blown away by the awe-inspiring beauty of one of his works on display at the MoMA.
Colourful and in constant movement, it disintegrates before the astonished eyes of its viewers. From November 19, 2022, to March 5, 2023, ‘Unsupervised’ occupied the ground floor of the celebrated MoMa. The installation, consisting of three digital works, continuously enlists AI to interpret around 200 years of art in the museum’s collection. On the whole, the artist’s work questions the possibilities offered by computer science. How have our perception and our own experience of time and space evolved since technology established itself in our daily lives? If you want to give your eyes a special treat, go ahead and scroll his Insta page. His singular and immersive environments transport you to another dimension for a few brief moments.
The ‘Pixel War’ phenomenon, the battle of pixels to colour digitally
On Tuesday, July 25, 2023, the ‘Pixel War’ – a collaborative fresco on the Reddit platform – made its first appearance. To succeed in creating it, users have arranged no less than 6 million pixels during an unrelenting battle! This unique participatory canvas consists of various items such as figures, flags, symbols, etc.
This year, the people of Sarthe have represented their department by drawing one of its signature sites: the 24 hours of Le Mans circuit.
This new type of artwork, co-constructed by internet users, gives us the effect of a visual patchwork. It reminds us of pointillism. This art movement uses small juxtaposed strips of colour in lieu of large coloured areas. The participants in the recent war have just given this 19th-century pictorial technique a ‘2.0’ upgrade. So, are you ready to take up the challenge next year, with one of our Belgian symbols?
Visual art in cans in the world of beer
As the summer festivals blend into one another, we are continually coming across a host of micro-breweries competing to be the most creative as they decorate their cans with increasingly sophisticated designs. A Canadian company, Collective Arts Brewing, has even set itself the mission of promoting the work of visual artists by displaying their works on its beer cans.
Whilst brewing a fine head is an art in itself, no less is true of making the cans attractive and desirable to consumers. In the summer, who wouldn’t want to sip this excellent beer, sold in colourful packaging and packing a punch? Recently, we completely fell for the talent of the Brussels artist who works for La Mule Brewery. https://www.instagram.com/ammoamo/?hl=fr. The only thing left to do is taste the beverage on a terrasse corner, and hope that any potential downpours pass us by…
A story, projects or an idea to share?
Suggest your content on kingkong.