Artist:Martijn van Boven – On Growth And Data
Date + Time: 28 September - 20:30 - 21:00
Location: city hall - sphæræ
Website: http://474746.org/
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Martijn van Boven will perform his brand new live cinema piece 'On Growth and Data' as part of the Sphaerae program.

The work of Martijn van Boven (1977, the Netherlands) lies in the field of experimental film and computer art. Combing the techniques and possibilities of modern image processing and creation within the context of the experimental film and early computer generated films. As well the abstract films of Stan Brakhage and computer art have an influence on his work and thoughts about the creation of abstract images in relation to film. Martijn van Boven studied at the Royal Art Academy in The Hague, at the Image and Sound department. His work comes in a wide variety of video-installations, films, collaborations with composers and Live Cinema performances. His work has been shown at numerous festivals world-wide such as: IFF Rotterdam, Sonic Acts, TodaysArt, State-X New Forms, Sonic Acts, Holland Festival, Five Days Off, FICCO (Mexico City, Mexico), RIKZ (Riga, Latvia),
SKIF-9 (st. Petersburg, Russia) and Transmediale (Berlin, Germany). Since 2000 Martijn van Boven works as a free-lance film and video curator, focusing on the avant-garde film and abstract cinema. Martijn van Boven teached Audio-Visual Design and is now head of Interaction Design at the Art Academy of Arnhem (ArtEZ). In 2003 he co-founded the new media art center <>TAG in the Hague. He lives and works in Amsterdam.

On Growth and Data
The simple system of a closed feedback loop is developed, transformed, mutated, translated and after each iteration, it is mirrored and compared with real life strings of biological data available through online databases such as Genbank. In its most ideal situation during one performance the initial system transforms into a computer generated form equivalent to the fingerprint of animals or plants.
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