Algorithmic art exhibitions
The Datasketch house and shop is a space that intertwines culture, access to information and data in one place.
Social and cultural initiatives move us as an organization to create spaces that encourage social development through the use of information technologies. Therefore, the Datasketch house/shop works as a collaborative space and alliances in which data and art are the bridge that helps to democratize knowledge and contribute to culture.
In this blog, we compile the algorithmic art exhibitions that took place in the Datasketch house/shop and were supported by the local mayor’s office of Bogotá and the grant Es Cultura Local for the Chapinero locality. Each of the exhibitions demonstrates how the aesthetic and the digital are linked to represent society and current issues.
'Alternating Multilinear Shapes' by Giacomo Miceli
Giacomo Miceli is a Rome-born artist who weaves bridges between the human and information by way of visualizing the fictional world and its scientific vision. His works start from the organic movements of a world that is not real, which are transferred to his Software and Hardware experiments to create complex visualizations. In this exhibition, Giacomo seeks to connect his aesthetic vision with algorithmic concepts based on interconnection, topography, chaos, and flow.
'Paso Bajo' by Alejandro Londoño
Alejandro Londoño, a visual artist from Bogota, traces his works in an environment simulated by computer machines, the immediate consequences of codification, and its repercussions on everyday experience. In this exhibition, he resorts to the figure of the low-pass filter, an electronic filter that restricts the passage of certain frequencies present in a sound or light spectrum, annulling the input and eventual processing of unwanted data within a signal. From a huge palette of data that translates into pure noise, the ‘low pass’ filter separates and selects, isolates, and cures the oscillating material, creating an image not perceptible to light.
'Fuck Year' by Nelson Cárdenas
The need to understand information through figures, while masking individual stories are also an input for public decision´-making that affects citizens. In this collaborative exhibition, we present 2020 and its complications due to the health emergency. On the one hand, the photographic gaze of Nelson Cárdenas seeks to be a kind of memory capable of portraying the personal and everyday stories that leave traces and marks on society. And, on the other hand, the data visualizations of Rafael Unda present the reality of the figures in the pandemic, by way of witnessing the personal stories that the city of Bogota has lived.
'Data + Art at Home 2020' Awards.
The IDB and ILDA initiative Premios Datos+Arte desde casa 2020, sought innovative artistic projects that based their creations on the use of data to communicate in different formats. The winners, participants in this exhibition, explored various artistic forms using data to generate an impact on important social issues in the context of the health crisis. The winning artists were from all over Latin America, which allowed us to observe and learn about the crises that beset our countries.