CAPHE members exhibit at Numerical Art ‘23. (Post)digital Transformations

CAPHE researchers José Manuel Revez and Aleksandra Łukaszewicz participated this fall in the artistic-theoretical project Numerical Art ’23. (Post)digital transformations, comprised of annual meetings of artists, art theoreticians, scientists, and researchers of contemporary visual culture reflecting together and discussing the impact of digital technologies on contemporary artistic practice and our reality. 

From 23-28 October 2023, in various places in Gdańsk, there were organized: a students’ exhibition in WL4 ArtSpace, a professors’ exhibition “Pre-Pro-Gram-Ability of Nature” in Mała Zbrojownia, and presentations, lectures, workshops, and a final debate in PATIO at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. 

The leading theme of this year’s edition of NUMERICAL ART 2023 was the transformation of creative environments and practices largely determined by the impact of the development of artificial intelligence, as well as creative awareness emergent from these environments and practices. Researchers involved were practically and theoretically approaching digitality not only as a work tool, but also a work environment which is being transformed, together with practices and social relations embedded in it. 

Aleksandra Łukaszewicz (one of the authors of Numerical Art, together with Zbigniew Romańczuk, Izabela Borkowska, Rafał Borkowski, and Adriana Majdzińska), curated the exhibition which opened on 24th of October 2023, “Pre-Pro-Gram-Ability of Nature”, in which she presented works by Katarzyna Kujawska-Murphy, Filip Wierzbicki-Nowak, Andrzej Banachowicz, Zbigniew Romańczuk, and her own artwork. Her piece is the video-art-performance titled “Norns” in the series “My cultural DNA”. There she created, using video mapping and digital animation, a hybrid starry environment where Norns conduct their singing ritual. 

José Manuel Revez, on 25th of October 2023, gave a lecture “Virtual reality as a way of creating and conceptualizing sculpture”, and realized with students a workshop in “Virtual Sculpture and Digital Sculpture. Creation, project and sculptural practice using digital instruments.”

Aleksandra Łukaszewicz led the final debate on 28th of October 2023, dedicated to “Transformations of practices of art creation, reception, and education in times of the Fourth Industrial Revolution”, in which participated Maciej Ożóg, Joanna Krzystoń, Grzegorz Rogala, Filip Ignatowicz, and others. 

The cooperation and discussion with Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, Artistic University in Pozanań, University of Łódź, ESAD Orléans, and Ostravská Univerzita, on the topic of art in hybrid environments, hopefully will be continued.