Project by: DAI / Dutch Art Institute, CasCo
Designer: Cecilia Costa
Price: € 7,00
Chris Meighan’s graduation publication To err is almost human concerns the creation of a machine capable of drawing itself. This work is an example of ‘Technical research as artistic medium’, a process further developed by Meighan since this publication was written. In this presentation he will explain the wider context of what this means in artistic and in social terms, and how making and technical discovery are both political acts and tools of personal empowerment. He will also address the concept of ‘emergence’, the idea of complex systems that can (appear to) take on a life of their own, and what this means for the autonomy of the artist and the work of art.