Georg Mühleck: Live Space and Simulation: Inside The Surface

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Artist Statement:

    Live Space & Simulation — Inside The Surface brings together settlements and CAs (Cellular Automatas) which developed forms reminding of aerial photographs of settlements. Creating CA pieces for several years made me appreciate the complex form and behavior of real nature again (something we’ve come to take for granted). CAs can bring results close to the beauty of nature, but still remain an artificial, human made something. It is the combination of a mind made structure and its breakdown through generative process that makes results different from purely human skilled design on one hand and biological nature on the other. I’ve made CAs that makes one think of aerial photographs of ancient remains, or of modern city shapes. Wouldn’t it be a challenge, to construct human settlements or buildings after (As, or taking in consideration using parts of them? The series Live Space and Simulation reflects on this idea. It is a journey into landscapes of the digitally polluted mind on the background of physical nature. To make this not only a theoretical subject, I put myself in the situation of living both extremes at once: Moving from the city to the”wilderness” of a National Park: Digital equipment surrounded by trees, hills, meadows, horses, sheep and a river.