Dr. Ganapathy Mahalingam, Professor | Department of Architecture art exhibit, Algorithmic Art, now on display at the Flakoll Gallery in Renaissance Hall. The show will be on display from March 28 to April 8, 2022.
Description of the show:
Algorithmic Art is a collection of works, all created in 2022, that explores the frontiers of using algorithms to create works of visual art. All the works in the show are created using the programming language, Processing, and image processing tools.
Each work’s narrative is the actual algorithmic code that created it. This algorithmic code is composed of elements that reveal a more conventional narrative within it, hidden and intermittently revealing itself. Taking its cue from the ancient Indian system of Katapayadi, where numbers are assigned to letters, and computations are performed through text and poetry, this process of creating visual art, explores symbol systems in a critical new way, and how they can be processed using multi-layered techniques to create meaningful expressions of visual art.
Unlike conventional narratives that evoke meaning, these symbolic narratives actuate the creation of visual works of art. Then a conventional discourse emerges for the visual work that has been generated.