Speaking to the creators of any piece of creative an innovative work can be a fascinating insight into how projects are developed and brought into conception, from film and technology to art and design – and everything that spans in between.
This coming weekend, University of Sussex honorary visiting Professor Paul Brown will be running a free drop in session at the Victoria and Albert museum in London between 13.00 and 16.00 on Saturday 21st July. Visitors can see examples of his pioneering work in the field of technological art and discuss his projects development as well as the ideas and inspirations for his pieces as part of the monthly V&A Digital Design Drop-in which examines the intersections between art and technology in a pop-up gallery setting.
Paul Brown has specialised in art, science & technology since the late 1960s and in computational & generative art since the mid 1970s, participating in shows at major venues like the Tate, Victoria and Albert Museum and the ICA in the UK; the Adelaide Festival; ARCO in Spain, the Substation in Singapore and the Venice Biennale and his work is represented in public, corporate and private collections in Australia, Asia, Europe, Russia and the USA. His early work included creating large-scale lighting works for musicians and performance groups like Meredith Monk, Music Electronica Viva, Pink Floyd, etc… and he has an international exhibition record that includes the creation of both permanent and temporary public artworks dating from the late 1960s.
His most recent book – White Heat Cold Logic: British Computer Art 1960-1980 – which he co-edited with Charlie Gere, Nick Lambert and Catherine Mason was published by MIT Press, Leonardo Imprint.
He is currently honorary visiting professor at the Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics, University of Sussex and Synapse Artist-in-Residence at the Centre for Intelligent Systems Research, Deakin University.
This fantastic event is free – see the Digital Design Drop-in section of the V&A website for more info.
Digital Design Drop-in
Saturday 20 July
Victoria and Albert, Prints & Drawings Study Room
Free, Drop-in / no booking required.
(images courtesy of Paul Brown)