Japonese artist Ryoichi Kurokawa continues to pursue the relationship between nature and the manufactured world in his North American premiere of subassemblies at MUTEK. A concert, art installation, sculpture exhibition and screening, subassemblies is ultimately an architectural project based on 3D data of building ruins and the encroaching nature that surrounds them. Kurokawa distorts and reconstructs that data to render rebuilt architecture that floats between nature and human-made, abstract and concrete—an in-motion hybrid reality that, through its layers of order and disorder, renews history's accepted timeline and exposes the forces of nature and art for their combined possibilities.
404.zero is an accomplished and ever-ambitious duo of A/V architects and toolmakers that cook up mind-altering experiences in generative art that require expertise in math, coding and the science of sound. By creating metastasizing digital matter of frighteningly porous frontiers exclusively through TouchDesigner and modular gear, they push back the limits of a footage and sample-free language that is opulent and breathtakingly singular. Taking as starting points their most irrepressible fascinations with death, the unknown and the cosmos, they craft thrilling, precise, painterly code-art that broaches big philosophical questions and provides mesmerizing though highly speculative answers.
A/VISIONS series is part of the 20th edition of the MUTEK Festival which takes place from August 20 to 25, 2019 in Montréal. More information on www.mutek.org