AV technologies are key components in an exhibition opening at London’s Barbican venue that explores art created by technology and code. DevArt by Google, with the Barbican, was launched in February 2014 and will include four art commissions that will be exhibited as part of the Barbican’s Digital Revolution exhibition that is running from 3 July to 14 September 2014.
The competition component of DevArt closed for entries on 28 March 2014 and the four art commissions are from Karsten Schmidt, Zach Lieberman, and the duo Varvara Guljajeva and Mar Carnet.
Steve Vranakis, Executive Creative Director of the Google Creative Lab says: “DevArt is about reappraising what art is and we want to show that technology can be a canvas for creativity and that developers are also artists, using code to make art. We have found developers that have really pushed what is possible with all the new tools available to them and how they’ve brought to life an original idea, executed flawlessly both technically and creatively.’
Digital Revolution will debut at the Barbican before embarking on a tour of cities around the world. It explores and celebrates the transformation of the arts through digital technology since the 1970s. The exhibition brings together for the first time a range of artists, filmmakers, architects, designers, musicians and game developers pushing the boundaries of their fields using digital media. It also looks to the future considering the impact of creative coding, DIY culture, digital communities and the creative possibilities offered by technologies including augmented reality, artificial intelligence, wearable technologies and 3-D printing.