Introducing Breaking Point, by Etan Ilfeld and Eric Ayotte.
Etan Ilfeld was a 2009 NKS Summer School participant, and has brought NKS ideas to his newest exhibition at his gallery, Tenderpixel.
The exhibition will be running from October 8 – November 15.
A description from the exhibition’s home page:
Tenderpixel is pleased to present Eric Ayotte and Etan Ilfeld’s first collaboration, Breaking Point, which explores the meta and microcosmic synthesis of computer-creativity, mathematics, optics, art history and painting. Breaking Point relates to riots, tear gas and general societal conflicts within a landscape: At any given point in society when equality or injustice reaches a certain point there is a universal language or action that occurs. This exhibit references many of the global protests that have been documented within the contemporary mediascape.
Breaking Point explores imagery surrounding the concept of a breakthrough in society as well as the moment at which a painting is broken apart and what that signifies when thinking about ‘process painting’. Ilfeld and Ayotte’s creative process incorporates Stephen Wolfram’s New Kind of Science methodology by testing aesthetic-algorithms, and processing and juxtaposing media images unto 2-D Cellular Automatons in Mathematica.
Their production more closely resembles the futurist paintings of David Bomberg or Giacomo Balla than the process painting and conceptual framework from which they are derived. As a result, their work is ‘neo-futurist’: The machine becomes an integral element of the creative process itself, and generates the emergence of artistic modes that would have been impossible prior to computer technology.
The hours of the gallery are Tuesday – Saturday, 1pm – 7pm. They are located in London, UK.