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Algorithmic Segments / Algorithmische Segmente


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A project by Hanns Holger Rutz & David Pirrò
Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM)
University of Music and Performing Arts Graz

Co-funded by the City of Graz in the framework of
Graz Kulturjahr 2020

In spring and summer 2020, Algorithmic Segments presents various positions in sound art and digital art, spread across gallery and museum spaces in the inner city of Graz.

Segmentation is a core principle of analysis in many different disciplines, such as biology (literally to disassemble organisms, but also the sequencing of DNA), in music and phonology (to structure the stream of sound), or in informatics (to formulate and implement an algorithm). It is also an artistic operation, ranging from film cut to the sampling of sounds and other existing materials. What we are interested in this project is to understand the segmentary, not as an expression of isolation or fragmentation, but on the contrary, as a decentralised surface of "fitting pieces" whose meaning emerges through assembly by the audience.

Algorithmic Segments is built as an interaction between various stakeholders, institutions and events, which contribute to, carry and shape the project in different ways:

Algorithms that Matter (ALMAT)
Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X (xCoAx)
Master Module in Art, Science and Technology (MAST)
esc media art lab
Kunsthaus Graz
Forum Stadtpark
Reagenz – Space for Artistic Experiments
Grazer Kunstverein