Golan Levin

Floccugraph, 1999, 2024

Edition of 3 + 2 APs

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In the Floccular Portrait system, filaments drawn by the user of Floccus are buffeted by forces derived from a hidden but underlying photograph. Light-coloured filaments are attracted to bright regions of the photograph, while dark filaments are attracted to dark regions. These simple rules are used to coalesce piles of casual scribbles into several portraits of my colleagues. The results are wispy, organic and sometimes unsettling transformations: chiaroscuros in hair.

 

ABOUT Golan Levin

Golan Levin (b.1972) is a Pittsburgh-based artist and educator, active in software art since 1995. His work explores intersections of machine code, visual culture, and critical making to highlight our relationship with machines and expand human creativity. Levin’s art is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Tate London, ZKM Karlsruhe, and the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, and has been exhibited at venues like the Whitney Biennial, Victoria and Albert Museum, Ars Electronica, and ICA London. He holds degrees from MIT and has been a Professor of electronic art at Carnegie Mellon University since 2004. With Tega Brain, he co-authored Code as Creative Medium (MIT Press, 2021), a guide for creative coding educators.

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