Feb. 4–6 2015 – CICG, Geneva, Switzerland

The hidden potential of materials, processes and algorithms.

Curated by Lift
Wed, Feb. 04 2015 - 15:00 to 16:30
  • Artist, respected coder, designer of designer tools

Jürg Lehni is a renowned artist working at that boundary where the digital and mathematically pure meets the intricacies and textures of physical reality. In this workshop we will join him in exploring this borderland he explores with machines such as Viktor (2006-2008):

In times in which glossy, backlit touch devices become our interface to the world, and post-internet GIF art and 3D printing shape our understanding of making things, it is perhaps easy to forget that any chosen process or material has an inherent character and vocabulary that we can work with and borrow an aesthetic from.

In his master class, Lehni shares an inside view of his practise, focusing on tools, materials, processes and algorithms, their aesthetics and how they influence the resulting works. Participants shall take away a sense that any component to a given work, whether purely digital or physical, has an inherent character and language that holds hidden potential. Once aware of this potential, these components become ingredients and the process of creating works starts resembling cooking.