Lochkarte, Fortran Programm, Courtesy of Manfred Mohr

Frieder Nake, Fächerungen, 2015, 50 x 50 cm

Roman Verostko, Floating Green, Fine Art Print, 50 x 70 cm, signiert, 5 Exemplare, 2016

Sommerer & Mignonneau, Life Writer, Interaktive Installation, Schreibmaschine, Computer, Projector, Custom Software, Variable Größe, 2006

Casey Reas, Path-Software 1, Custom Software, Computer, Screen, 2001-2014

Driessens & Verstappen, E-volved Cultures, Custom Software, Variable Größe, 2015

Manfred Mohr, Prog62, 18/40, Offset Print, 1970, 41 x 41 cm

LAb[au], origamiHexa, Kinetische Skulptur, Aluminium, Papier, Elektronik, Software, Computer, 2013

Code + Poetry

Preview : 8 April 2016, 7 - 9 PM

Exhibition: 9 April - 4 June 2016

Driessens & Verstappen, NL

LAb[au], BE

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.