Futurism art and its significance to computational generative art
Artut, Selçuk Hüseyin (2018) Futurism art and its significance to computational generative art. In: XXI Generative Art Conference 2018, Verona, Italy
With the invention of new imaging technologies such as chrono-photography, futurist artists studied physical exertion as a mean to depict movement in still images. When a continuous action was broken into its constituent elements, it was observed that continuity could also be described as a kinesis of sequential iterations. Advance use of machinery allowed sophisticated tasks to be analysed in detail to construct its building components to formulate a fabrication system. Consequently, futurist artists were heavily inspired by the flourishing technological advancements in the early 20th century and portrayed these inspirations in the various forms of art. However, due to its provocative uncanny manners, Futurism Art has not been embraced extensively in the scope of art discourse. Despite its far-right political connotations, futurism art has been influential in many art forms and techniques including Computational Generative Arts. In this paper, the author aims to explore aesthetic constituents and procedural methodologies shared between Futurism Art and Computational Generative Art. The code generated art aesthetics will be in the focus of this study to inspect similarities between the examples of Futurism Art and the contemporary generative artworks built with creative coding methodologies. Major artworks from Futurist Art movement will be investigated and their associations with generative manifestations will be analyzed with respect to computational systems.
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