Ernest Edmonds: Projection and Lecture at PAF
On Friday, December 6, a lecture and projection by artist, theorist and university professor Ernest Edmonds will be held at the Festival of Film Animation Olomouc.
FRIDAY December 6 | 4 pm | Film Hall - Konvikt | 3rd floor
Ernest Edmonds - From Film to Generative Systems: A Journey
The talk describes Ernest Edmond´s journey from making short abstract films, through computer-generated video and on to interactive generative installations and performances. The idea of computation and hence the potential of the computer was critical in enabling this journey. The talk shows how computation has been exploited in order to explore colour, form, time and interaction.
FRIDAY December 6 | 9:30 pm | Film Hall - Konvikt | 3rd floor
Ernest Edmonds: Four Abstract Movies from Four Decades
Four films will be introduced and screened, each from a different decade starting with the 1970s. The films are abstract, formally structured, mostly with the aid of computers, and increasingly interactive in various ways. Two of the films will be excerpts, one from a never ending, always changing work.
Ernest Edmonds (1942) is an artist, theorist and university professor. He studied Mathematics and Philosophy at Leicester University. He has published texts on the research of human-computer interaction, creativity and art. His publications include On New Constructs in Art (2005) and Art and Technology (2002), the latter together with Linda Candy. His teaching activities and pioneering development of post-graduate practice-based programmes are straddled between the UK and Australia (De Montfort University, Leicester / University of Technology, Sydney). Ernest Edmonds is Editor-in-Chief of Leonardo Transactions (MIT Press) and founder of the ACM Creativity and Cognition Conference series.