Casey Reas, "Process 16 (Software 3)," 2012

Casey Reas
"Process 16 (Software 3)," 2012
Custom software, computer, projector or flat screen
Display dimensions variable

Perpetually elusive moments characterize Reas’ software installations. "Process 16" and "Process 18" both use line as a primary form. The behavior of line in these pieces is guided by the artist’s instructions. “Using grey scale and static images, the formal attributes of a system are reduced,” says the artist. “Introducing a kinetic field of action or a color representation of the system will present the viewer with higher complexity.” Running live on a computer, "Process 16 (Software 3)" is a highly ordered space of movement. A tense figure/ground relationship in the surface of each frame captures subtle behaviors in form.

Please note: This is a two-minute capture from generative software.

Video courtesy of the artist and bitforms gallery nyc.

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