Do art need a purpose?
I believe there is no art without a purpose/meaning. At least someone wanted to express himself no matter in which kind of way and regardless of if it is liked by others (Many artists that were not succesfull became very well recognised once the audience understood what they were trying to communicate) . However in my opinion good art should trigger emotions and make the viewer stop infront of an artwork and think about it.
Development of technology has always had impact on art. For example with photography and creation of oil colors, and etc. It enabled artists to take newer approach and opened new perspective into art history. Afterall, technology and art are tightly bonded.
If perception is a creative act, is experience the only possible form of art? What about conceptual art? What about imaginations?
Great question. Here, we weren’t trying to define art, but rather, the *object* of creative perception? What is being created? (the art). The object of our focus there is perceptual experience (rather than, say, a representation of the external world)
Thanks for this nice introduction. Even though I didn't have many contacts with ZERO in the past and was rather closer to conceptual art, it is now all the more exciting for me to get to know the cross-border work of the ZERO people and especially Piene through this project.
A large number of artists are now working at the intersection of science and digital technologies. But I'm especially happy to see that science has long been providing impulses to establish an artistic approach to research.
I hope that through a cooperation of these two fields, both will be able to point out the advantages and dangers of digital technologies and a.i. (commercialization of everyday life, surveillance, control of information, etc.).
Because for both fields, art and science, I also see the danger of being appropriated by this commercialization, which is advancing especially through the present control and ownership of information. That may have been a bit off-topic, but I am curious if we will talk about it in the future and what ZERO might have thought about it.
I really look forward to the project!
Yesterday I visited an exhibition about the German fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh (1944-2019) at the Kunstpalast Düsseldorf. It is so interest to see how the artists think about creativity, creation, experience and perception. I would like to share with you (welcome to annotate), it might be relevant to the first paragraph of “Toward an infinite ZERO“:
“When someone creates something: a painting, a poem, a photograph, the creativity comes from an idea, from a feeling, from emotion, or form a combination of ideas, feelings, and emotions that are somehow “reborn” from all our experiences and perspectives.
Creativity is the desire to express ourselves. To formulate these expressions, we have to draw from our reservoir of experience, dreams, desires and experimentation and mix together what was, what is, and what could be… I don’t think you can learn it, it is rather something that evolves.
Your perception of everything in your life fills up this reservoir. Some people are drawn to create and express themselves, others are draws to reflect, to analyze. But in the end, shouldn’t we all have the desire to explore the way in which we are integrated in the world of our experiences? Because creativity is really a rebirth, a true tone we feel for ourselves and for our world. Then our work becomes a real part of who we are. Maybe all this is a question of how deep we are willing to go…”
Peter Lindbergh (New York, 1996)