Ars Multiplicata 2018

Imagine a tool that enables you to create thousands of variations of any visual idea. Would it change the way you do your creative work in general?

“Ars Multiplicata” is how i call a piece of software that generates the images you see in this article. The conceptual ingredients build up a strict framework that still provides infinite possible variations.

“Ars Multiplicata” loads a selection of images found in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum Of New York and assembles them randomly inside a grid. The background is set to black to ensure a high contrast to the lightgrey imagery.

Additionally the algorithm places two circles and two lines on top of the arrangement to amplify the recognition value. The lines deliberately break out of the grid and set a formal contrast to the straight boundaries of the image details. Tiny, black dust particles boost the connotation to analogue photography and the art form of the photogram.

The video above illustrates the variety of styles that the software is abled to create. The produced images can be associated with brutalism, punk, landscapes, minimalism, architecture, silence, order, disorder, coincidence…

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Tim Rodenbröker is driven by the ele­men­tary con­cepts of graphic design, crea­tivity-techniques and the potential of computer-pro­gramming. After studying com­muni­cation design in Münster and Lis­bon he dis­covered creative coding as a power­ful tool to enter new, unex­plored terri­tories. Beyond syntax, functions and variables he continues to discover infinite possible appli­cations.

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