As part of the exhibition body in abstraction Peter Weibel and Hofstetter Kurt will each give a talk.
15 February at 4:00 pm.
University of Oxford - Ruskin School of Fine Art, Old Masters' Studio, 74 High Street
The effects of globalisation are evident in economics and politics. But globalisation has also a transforming effect on the art system. It seems that with the end of the European expansion also the end of modern art is close. Contemporary art practices in different cultures are transforming our western idea of art. These re-writing programs will lead us to expanded and new conceptions of the renaissance and the antiquity, where science based and research based art will play a new role.
On the Event Horizon of Order
19 February at 4:30 pm.
University of Oxford - Department of Computer Science, Wolfson Building, Parks Road
Hofstetter Kurt is an artist who addresses geometry in his work. Based on mathematical insights he has discovered new construction principles, as well as new recursive methods in geometry. This lecture gives an overview of his artistic research work and his way of thinking and seeing, addressing in particular the following topics. 1. Parallelism and circulation: the infinite pendulum 2. The Sunpendulum project 3. New algorithms for constructing the Golden Ratio 4. The principle of Inductive Rotation (IR): new methods for generating aperiodic and asymmetric tilings 5. Artistic materialisations of IR tilings 6. Moebius Sounds: 4th movement of ZART una cantata moebius.