Kickended by Silvio Lorusso is online database artwork archiving the Kickstarted campaigns that got not even a single penny. This competitive aesthetics of failure has been able to attract the attention of major national newspapers (from the British “The Guardian” to the Italian “Corriere della Sera”).
Among the fathers of contemporary digital art is R. Verostko (1929, USA), an artist who belongs to the so-called algorithmic art, a movement that originated in the late fifties in the United States following the development of computers and the emergence of computer graphics. Verotsko belongs to the second generation of these artists, which comes after B.Laposky, M.Noll, K.Knowlton, but worked in the same area of research, that of computer artists, who have dealt first of the relationship between programming languages and images, or between software and art. As the author explains the artists `algorithmic ', or algorists," are artists presenting original algorithms and operate in the creation of their work. " The first works of Verostko date back to the early eighties, and consist of algorithmic drawings made with a printer ink. In 1987, the author creates the first software capable of guiding the `brushstrokes' frameworks with paintbrushes oriented mounted on the printer ink. From this moment begins the period called `digital 'V. that abandons the traditional techniques of painting that he had used for his previous works (pre-algorithmic, 1947-80 c.ca, made of drawings and oil paintings on canvas gender realistic). The works are realized thanks to the "use of special software and pen plotters through which gets an honorable mention all 'inside of the Prix Ars Electronica 93. The artist will be present will be present in the next edition of the festival with a work entitled Epigenetic Painting, in which the software operates as a genotype from which it takes the form 'a work of "art. In this case, the "art comes from the code because the" work would be impossible without the 'use of the software.