the shape of things to come

07 — 09 sept 2022


we encounter virtual shapes in a state of becoming — creating their essence through light and space. the digital works resonate in the exhibition space by enhancing the contrast between the physical and computer-generated objects revealing the divergent parameters that apply to light, shapes, and ever-changing shows. in this dialogue, we can see the works of josef pelz and vanta, coming from different creative processes focusing respectively on refraction/transparency in raymarching, algorithm cycles, and hidden organic shapes.

depending on one’s own viewpoint, the objects appear in variants, sparking a deeper understanding of the digital realm and present technology through their workflows. are the shown objects existing beyond our human perception?

our engagement with these works unlocks the possibility of questioning the idea of the object to culture and technologies that surround us. this exhibition is about shapes we will never see, but they are yet to come. it prompts a reexamination of our idea of an object and our ways as humans to relate to it.

vanta is an experienced developer, with a strong focus in computer graphic images. in his creations, he always tries to find a balance between geometry, abstraction and chaos. having a background in enviromental sciences, his work revolves around the intersection between art, science and technology. he loves when digital elements aligns with the real world; either in augmented reality overlays, projection mapping on architectural landmarks or pixels floating in thin air. vanta also performs as a vj and musician in different locations and festivals all around the world. when he finds time, he teaches coding to designers and artists.

josef pelz is a generative artist and creative coder with a background in mathematical visualization and computer science. inspired by physics, emerging behavior, and algorithms, he links his passion for problems solving aesthetics. he pursues real-time implementations to develop an intuitive understanding for his systems through interaction.