Penesta Dika ~ “Herbert W. Franke‘s Art: Image Processing Systems & Programming / Mathematical Formulas in Art”
1st December 13 h CET, or 9 h UYT, or 12 h GMT
(Talk in English, on YouTube a day after the event +15 languages subtitled)
Streaming Facebook Live Anilla Cultural Latinoamérica-Europa en Uruguay / Global Network or InfoArt Uruguay & Global Network or Anilla Cultural Uruguay
The subject of this lecture is Herbert W. Franke’s computer art, with a focus on the characteristics of his artworks and the impact of those to the world of digital art. The artworks of Franke will be explained in the context of the pioneers of computer art in German-speaking countries (Frieder Nake, Georg Nees) and also in an international context (e.g. A. Michael Noll, Charles Csuri, Maughan S. Mason, Richard Lowenberg, Joan Truckenbrod, Lillian F. Schwartz, Yoichiro Kawaguchi, etc.). Also his artworks will be contextualized to artworks created with other medias such as painting. In general symmetry and ornamentality will be explained as important aspects of his creation. Here fourier-transformations or fractal laws will be considered nearly. Furthermore, artworks created with DIBIAS system (under the technical support of Horst Helbig), the role of constructiveness in Franke’s artworks and the role of optical illusions (so-called Moirés) in Franke’s computer graphics will be discussed. Genres such as portraits (“Electronic-Einstein” and “Mona Lisa”), or landscape (“Mathematical Landscapes” and “Forest”) will be depicted due to their innovation in the world of digital art.
Penesta Dika lectures Academic Publication Practice, Media Art History and Artistic/Scientific Research Methods at the master programs of the University of Art in Linz (Austria), of University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten (Austria) and of UBT in Prishtina (Kosovo).
She works also as a freelance curator in Vienna developing curatorial concepts based on the latest researches of AI, AR/VR, telerobotics and synesthesia.
She did collaborations with the Academy of Sciences in Austria (Digital Humanities) which were presented at ARS Electronica Festivals, at the “Europian Researchers’ Night” in Vienna or were published in form of manifestos/artistic researches.
Her artistic creations involve researches about chaos and order (fractal rules), involves social issues about climate changes and researches about the usage of technology in art. She also established the styles of art MediaDetoxism and BigDataism supported by the Academy of Sciences in Austria (Digital Humanities).
She was/is member of the International Programm Committee ISEA2020 (Montreal/Canada) and of ISEA2023 in Paris.
Penesta Dika studied Art History at the University of Vienna and obtained her PhD on the field of Interface Culture and on Mediaarthistories at the Linz University of Art in Austria. Her master’s thesis “Die Computerkunst Herbert W. Frankes” was published in book form in 2007, in honour of Herbert W. Franke’s 80th birthday. Her dissertation thesis was also published as a book: ‘Interactive Digital Art. Visual Motifs and their Meaning’ (Logos, Berlin (2017)).