FREE OF ALL CONVENTIONS - Conference on the Beginnings of Computer-Aided Art

»Abteiberg«, © Frieder Nake

Exhibition View, 1965 @ Rudolf Kämmer and Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb

Exhibition View, 1965 @ Rudolf Kämmer and Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb

“Free of All Conventions” invites pioneers of computer art, guest speakers and specialists to a two-day conference. The aim is to highlight one of the most interesting artistic movements of the 20th century and its development history.

Originating in the 1960s and 1970s, this aristic movement is a thematic and methodological combination of transdisciplinary actors; always close to the historical events of German and European post-war history.

Today computer-aided technologies still present new concepts, artistic methodologies and visual vocabulary in the face of technological innovation and historical, social and political change.

The conference’s purpose is to bring together acteurs of the past and the present in order to foster new perspectives on current technological developments in artistic and design processes within a cross-generational dialogue.

Opening: Thursday, 02/16, 7 p.m., Room 101
Conference: Friday, 02/17, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Room 310
Location: Universität der Künste Berlin, Hardenbergstr. 33, 10623 Berlin

For the full programme and further information have a look here.

FREE OF ALL CONVENTIONS is an initiative of the Chair for Digital and Experimental Design, Prof. Dr. Norbert Palz, the Department of Architecture at the Berlin University of the Arts with the kind support of Margit Rosen, ZKM Karlsruhe.

The event is public and free of charge.