September 5 – September 23, 2023
On Sunday, September 10, respectively 5 PM and 6 PM (duration: 45 minutes)
Screening of the videos Conjured Terrain by Casey Reas and Jan St. Werner (sound)
On Tuesday, September 12, 7 PM
Reception with Casey Reas as part of the ongoing exhibition Conjured Terrain. We present new artworks from the series “Untitled Film Stills” and digital videos in collaboration with Jan St. Werner (sound). A new hardcover book by Casey will be published on this theme in a limited edition of 200 copies.
Casey Reas is a Professor of Design Media Arts at the University of California, Los Angeles and the co-founder of Processing, an open-source programming language and environment for the visual arts, beside his multifaceted career as an artist.
Jan St. Werner is a German musician, label operator and professor who also produces music for installation art and multimedia projects.
The solo exhibition Conjured Terrain premieres both a new set of Compressed Cinema videos and Untitled Film Stills pictures which are exhibited in Europe for the first time.
Reas created the digital videos and St. Werner composed the stereo audio track for each one of them under the title Compressed Cinema.
The Untitled Film Stills synthetic pictures are from a set of „film stills“ created by Casey Reas with generative adversarial networks (GANs). This process is documented in Reas’ 2020 book Making Pictures with Generative Adversarial Networks.
Reas uses these GANs to create compelling new images.