Thoma Foundation – Earth Algorithms: Landscapes of the Digital Age
Earth Algorithms demonstrates how artists use new tools such as computational algorithms to engage the tradition of landscape art. Bringing together three artworks from South Korea, Japan, and Ethiopia, the exhibit is a case study of contemporary “natural resources” in today’s digital, globalized era, from bamboo and bottlecaps to internet jpegs. Artists Syōryū Honda, Lee Nam Lee, and Elias Sime rethink these materials as renewable technologies ripe for creative harvest in their landscape-inspired artworks. Using weaving, assemblage, and video, the artists propose a role of artistic intelligence to realize change in the world.