Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
critic: Casey REHM.
Students explored the image making ability of complex systems through a series of exercises targeted at analyzing and leveraging behaviors expressed through color and mechanical precedents. Students analyzed physical relationships in early industrial automatons and machines to produce logics for the organization of material in a multi-agent systems. Students then explored color relationships in Dutch still life painting, which they then integrated into their mechanical systems as new behaviors.
The ambition of the exercise is to explore the ability of complex systems to create visual coherence and difference while avoiding totalizing patterns, and to expose students to the potentials of scripted logic and complexity theory. Each student group produced three 18″x24″ hi definition prints, a series of explanatory diagrams, and a milled 2.5-D relief panel.
Students: Alec DUMOND, Betty CHEN, Caressa SIU, Dominick PETRELLA, Paul CHAN, & Will PYATT.