A generative artwork that creates unpredictable poetic phrases from Benjamin Moore’s paint color database; it is an interdisciplinary exploration of sound, color and language that looks at looking. The piece is built from an online collection of over 1000 unique color names that are poetically sequenced using a computer program designed by the artists based on parts of speech analysis.
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A collaborative piece between Andrew Demirjian and James Proctor, Color Yourself Inspired™ is a generative artwork that creates unpredictable poetic phrases from Benjamin Moore’s paint color database; it is an interdisciplinary exploration of sound, color and language that looks at looking. The piece is built from an online collection of over 1000 unique color names that are poetically sequenced using a computer program designed by the artists based on parts of speech analysis. Every three seconds a new phrase combination is chosen and the hue, saturation and brightness of the selected colors determines the location and size of the on-screen graphics. The musical notes map a twelve-tone chromatic scale to the hues of a 360º color wheel. The brightness of the color shifts the pitch over 5 octaves, while the saturation controls the duration of the note. As a composition, the piece asks, what is the music of the language of color? (http://www.andrewdemirjian.com/color/)
Andrew Demirjian is an interdisciplinary artist who creates experimental assemblages of image, sound and text that contest narrow regimes of media conventions. Typologies, the language of naming and the politics of categorization are often a focus of his projects. The pieces take the form of interactive installations, generative artworks, audiovisual performances and experimental documentaries. He is interested in using technology like surveillance, data science, and virtual reality to oppose market interests and heighten critical thinking. Andrew’s work has been exhibited at Rush Arts, the Fridman Gallery, Cyberfest, Eyebeam, Fieldgate Gallery, the White Box Gallery, the Center for Book Arts and many others. Andrew teaches theory and production courses in emerging media in the Film and Media Department and the IMA MFA program at Hunter College.
James Proctor is a software artist and data visualization designer. In his art practice, he writes and iterates on rules in code that guide the growth of each piece. The resulting
images reflect the visual legacy of their predecessors, as well as the ordered patterns of the process that creates them. Professionally, James works as a data visualization designer creating pieces that help others interact with and interpret information. His work has been featured in Vice’s The Creators Project, The Vassar Review, the Currents New Media Festival, Human NYC, Index Gallery, the Electronic Literature Organization and the New Wilmington Art Association. He has collaborated on pieces, which were displayed at Eyebeam and The Standard High Line. Select digital editions of his artwork are available through the online gallery The File Arts.
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