Tony Curran: Random Feels Familiar
Saturday 16 December, 2017 - Sunday 18 February, 2018 | Margaret Carnegie Gallery
- Tony Curran, The arms of inflatable men 2017, oil on linen
Photo by Brenton McGeachie
“A computer can't actually behave randomly. Instead, programmers invent algorithms so that a computer appears to behave randomly insofar its patterns of behavior appear non-sensical. The algorithm is a success when the user can't trace the pattern. “
Each of the paintings, prints and programs in Random Feels Familiar uses pseudo-random procedures as a way to create mystery and visual surprise. Using fragments of the artist’s digital life drawings, these works are remixed and presented as new pseudo-random compositions.
Launch: Friday 15 December, 6pm-8pm
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