Code + Poetry
Preview : 8 April 2016, 7 - 9 PM
Exhibition: 9 April - 4 June 2016
Driessens & Verstappen, NL
Manfred Mohr, GER-USA
Frieder Nake, GER
Casey Reas, USA
Sommerer & Mignonneau, AT/F
Roman Verostko, USA
The exhibition `Code + Poetry´ refers to an aspect of coding, which has been mostly neglected so far - the relationship between the written program and its execution as an artwork on the screen.
Since the 1960s the term `Concrete Poetry´ is a recurring topic. It is not a coincidence that the influential philosopher Max Bense plays an important role. His research on the aesthetics of digital art is significant as it shows, that coding can be viewed as `Concrete Poetry´.
The group exhibition at DAM Gallery displays international artists and puts the written code into dialogue with the executed software. The software manifests itself as an interactive installation, as a kinetic sculpture or as endless developing software art on a screen.