aRt & D activities: Research and Development in Art

Joke Brouwer

V2_Publishing – NAi Publishers, ISBN 9056623893 How far is the art electronic representation, narrative and aesthetic manipulation, and how far, however, constitutes an unprecedented humus pure research, able to exploit the integration of hardware, software and science, developing lightning concepts that illuminate new possibilities for analysis and transformation of reality perceived? Capitalizing on the efforts of the last five years from V2 in Rotterdam, channeled in the various editions of the DEAF ( 03 , 04 ) and in several other initiatives, this text has coagulated the work of artists who describe their research and critical trace as many scenarios becoming. The charming projects included have the advantage of being described and interpreted, that are shown in their dual nature of technical and conceptual, providing an insight in the round of their degree of innovation and their theoretical capacity. Among the directions in which they propagate are different, but the stand out urban territories, pervaded by informationand originated continuously invisible and dynamic aggregates, architectures, modeled in their structures from the data that make them 'sound', and places created with elaborate processes of design and construction, which, thanks to the software, coding new experiential spaces, capable of generating new reactions and perceptions.