Cooperative Aesthetics: Curves

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Sat May 15, 2021, 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
All times are given in Central European Time (CET / UTC +1).

Based on the concept of Cooperative Aesthetics, developed by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerhard Funk, students of Time-based and Interactive Media Art at the University of Arts and Design Linz and Prof. Funk have created 30 artworks for the Deep Space of the Ars Electronica Center since 2015. These projects will now be presented weekly until July 2021 in the course of an Ars Electronica Home Delivery series. Using the lasertracking system of the Deep Space the artworks enable visitors to have a collective, audiovisual, aesthetic experience.

In „Curves“ by Gerhard Funk transverse movement in the room creates curved lines on the wall that are mirrored on the floor and extend from one edge to the other. The user´s distance from the wall influences the meandering of the curves. At the edge the lines are almost straight, in the middle strongly curved, in one half in shades of blue and in the other in shades of red. The mode can also be changed so that the curves catch the user’s movement traces in the projection. And now blood vessel-like graphics are created.