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2022 Hilton Global Owners Conference
Rotating Art on Display
Black Square Video Recording, 2016
The square figure does not appear in nature, it is a sign of (human) culture. Malevitch considers the square the manifestation of human potential for creation, of its suprematism over nature. Heraclite states that all forms are born out of conflicts. But what conflict gave birth to the square? Black Square embodies the endless fierce but irreconcilable struggle between the most abstract of all shapes, the shape without a cause, the square, and the forces of nature.
Black Square Video Recording is a 3′ recording of the original artwork Black Square which is endlessly generative.
Amalgama El Prado, 2019
Art history, and particularly the fluctuating recognition of an artist’s work, is the underlying subject of this generative video artwork created with iconic artworks ranging from the Renaissance to our contemporary times.
A Google search for “top visual artists of all times” resulted in thousands of images that were downloaded from the Internet, and then transformed through an algorithm created by the artist’s studio. The algorithm liquefies these images into a mercurial blend that partially abstracts the original artworks. These images slide down the screen in chronological order, organized by the date of birth of the artist. Amalgama addresses the challenge of making, viewing, and circulating art in our liquid modernity.
Edition of 6
Edition of 6
Brand’s digital animations are hand-made, built from scratch by the use of 3D modelling software. The works often present organic scenes, focusing on greenery and its growth movements. While the images are virtual, they are convincingly close to the detailed appearance of natural scenery in reality. The movements in the animations, and their endless cycles, offer a new way of depicting natural themes and landscapes. Ranging from romantic evening scenes in the forest to absurdist and even humorous sequences in which unnatural objects undergo transformations within the logic of virtual intangibility. Brand’s animations are detached from a classical narrative and display an almost meditative repeated motion. These qualities invite the spectator to keep on looking.