Disruptive Systems and Organizing Principles in Generative Art: Two cases (1980-ongoing) by British artist Ernest Edmonds

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  • MetaCreators: The Generative Artists

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  • Disruptive Systems and Organizing Principles in Generative Art: Two cases (1980-ongoing) by British artist Ernest Edmonds

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    Keywords: Interactive art, generative art, computational art, computation and creativity, Ernest Edmonds (b. 1942), art and technology.

    This article explores the work of British artist and pioneer of computational art, Ernest Edmonds, and its relevance to the field of generative art. Its focus is on two important, but often overlooked, works he created: Fifty One & Fifty Two (1980) and Four Shaped Forms (Park Hill B) (2014). The article poses a number of questions about the origins and development of these works. How were these works created and what inspired their creation? How are they connected? Based upon an analysis of material held in Ernest Edmonds’s Archive, the National Archive of Computer Based Art and Design at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, and a series of interviews conducted with Edmonds by the author, the article provides answers to these questions.

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