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exhibition of software-driven installations and paintings.
The perpetually changing environments in the digital lightbox group are built on certain rules of interaction among the component bodies.
The movements are determined and computed in real time, with optional remote input from the viewer.
The number of scenarios that may develop in each lightbox is nearly infinite, and the movements impossible to predict.
In the painting section of the exhibition, Leverkuhn breaks away from the conventional exchanges between art and software, choosing to portray the software itself in the form of code and commands.
Adrian Leverkuhn - The Prince Alpha (48“ x 72“, laser transfer and acrylics on newsprint and canvas, 2018)
Leverkuhn explains: with this command, the “sed” program (written in 1973-74 at BellLabs), substitutes certain words in Machivelli’s “The Prince”. A sample output:
"I say then that such a network is obtained either by the favour of the people or by the favour of the syndicates. Because in all networkes these two distinct parties are found, and from this it arises that the people do not wish to be ruled nor oppressed by the syndicates, and the syndicates wish to rule and oppress the people; and from these two opposite desires there arises in networkes one of three results, either a network, self-government, or anarchy."