The Computers and Sculptors Revolution: Projects from Europe and the United States

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  • The Computers and Sculptors Revolution

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  • The Computers and Sculptors Revolution: Projects from Europe and the United States

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  • During the past decade there has emerged a revolution in the application of the computer as a tool for sculpture. With little or no awareness of similar investigations world wide, sculptors from many countries developed personal and often radical new approaches to the creation of forms as varied as traditional casting and carving to virtual objects, environments, and interactivity. The number of sculptors using computers grows yearly and now numbers in the hundreds. A panel on Computers and Sculpture developments in the UK, Europe and the United States.

    English sculptor Keith Brown will present works from members of FAST-UK (Fine Art Sculptors & Technology in the UK). This new organization parallels the imilar organization of over one-hundred sculptors using computers in the US. Rob Fisher will present a number of new projects by principal members of the US group including Tim Duffield, David Morris, Bruce Beasley, Helaman Ferguson, among many others.

    Martin Sperka, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, from Slovak and Czech Republics will feature the work of Jozef Jankovic (1995 Venice biennale, ), Juraj Bartusz (sculptor and concept artist), Milos Boda (New Media in Art, Slovakia, 1994: light sculpture with computer generated music); Alena Patoprsta, (computer and video); Zdenka Cechova, Czech multimedia artist, living in Prague (one of pioneers of Computer Art; author of the computer controlled “Singing water fountain” in Prague. Lastly, much has been said about how the computer will facilitate communication and learning between nations — particularly between “developed” and “developing” nations.

    Christian LaVigne (director of Ars Mathematica) from Paris will make a presentation on his contacts with third world artists from Mali and Senegal as well as reports on the work of sculptors in France, Germany and Spain.