EVOLUTIONARY ART BY WILLIAM LATHAM
Pioneer of computer art in the 80's, William Latham (UK, Brighton) invites us to discover his creations, combining organic imaging and digital animation. William Latham was Professor of Creative Technology at Leeds Metropolitan University and he has become Professor of Computer Art at Goldsmiths, University of London. He's currently working on research in collaboration with the Bioinformatics Department at Imperial College. His work is based on methodology and evolution of mutations. He portrays himself as a «gardener who breeds organic art».
With the support of the British Council, his Organic Artworks were exhibited in the UK, Germany, France, Japan and Australia. The first exhibition Mutator 1 + 2: Evolutionary Art was shown at The Phoenix Gallery Brighton in 2013. This iMAL exhibition in Brussels is the second version. It includes his early hand-drawn works, large Cibachrome prints, videos and his most recent interactive installations. For these projections, William Latham and Stephen Todd have used a software that generates random mutations in three dimensions, which grow and amplify in order to evolve into other hybrid evolutions. This process was designed to produce scalable images that can mutate into new forms of artificial life.
Text written by Samantha Souris
Exhibition: Until 25 May 2014, Wednesday to Sunday, 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm - http://www.imal.org/en/activity/mutator-1-2-evolutionary-art- www.latham-mutator.com- iMAL, 30 quai des Charbonnages, 1080 Brussels - Free entrance - Group visits: 02 410 30 93 - firstname.lastname@example.org- Arts/Science Lecture: Thursday 22 May, 8:30 pm - Live Coding workshop: Saturday 24 May - Booking: http://www.imal.org/fr/node/1307