Painting: the pivot to video*

Alan Butler

*Painting: the pivot to video. A primitive still life blast-o-rama riffing on the use of common test models for rendering 3D computer graphics. Made with love in Vienna, while drinking prosecco and listening to Japanese big-band pop music from the 1960s.

This experiment in aesthetics, takes the form of a piece of software that is generating 3D video in real-time. Never repeating an exact frame, the software features digital 'test-objects' from the history of 3D computer visualisation, which are glitched and spatially torn apart to produce an evolving, psychedelic vista.

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Alan Butler

Alan Butler is an artist living and working in Dublin. Educated at NCAD, Dublin and LaSalle College of the Arts, Singapore, he works across a range of media to primarily explore digital cultures and video games. His work has been exhibited widely in museums, galleries and arts festivals around the world, and is part of many collections, including The Irish Museum of Modern Art, The National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin City Council, and the Arts Council of Ireland. He is part of the multi-disciplinary collective Annex, currently representing Ireland at the Venice Biennale of Architecture.

Living Canvas

Living Canvas is a cultural initiative by IPUT which establishes new ways of exhibiting artworks in large scale outdoor installations in Dublin’s city centre.

Living Canvas