(Presentation) 07/02 2016 15:00 – 17:00 @ Raum 115
Solid State: Sunlight
In this presentation, Harry Sanderson will address his work with caustic imaging technology, and the ways in which this can be contextualized in a wider field of thought. Caustic imaging is a technology that makes use of recently developed algorithms to produce physical surfaces that reproduce digital images as existing physical properties of objects, existing in the same sense as is their weight, density, or mass. The project is concerned with producing a physical remnant of computation that no longer relies on its infrastructure, yet at the same time attests to the capacity of that infrastructure to determine available modes of existence. The artist will examine the various algorithms employed in the production of the objects, and through explaining their most common commercial applications provide a space to think through the implications of an artwork that occupies a developing technology situated at the juncture of the digital and the real.