August 23, 2019 – July, 2020
Earth Algorithms demonstrates how artists use new tools such as computational algorithms to engage the tradition of landscape art. Bringing together three artworks from South Korea, Japan, and Ethiopia, the exhibit is a case study of contemporary “natural resources”—from bamboo and bottlecaps to internet jpegs—in today’s digital, globalized era.
Artists Syōryū Honda, Lee Nam Lee, and Elias Sime rethink these materials as renewable technologies ripe for creative harvest in their landscape-inspired artworks. Using weaving, assemblage, and video, the artists propose the role of artistic intelligence to realize change in the world.
Photos by Eric Swanson.