Beautiful Maps: Locate Me, Placate Me, Facilitate Me, City Of Endless Dreams. 2005.
Digital generative artwork by Stanza. This software artwork creates is actioned by the interpretation of computer code. Small scale events and objects have affect within systems. These code structures create patterns on the nano scale making paintings that look like maps and cities. This custom made software makes millions of maps. The artwork become a city of algorithmic events constantly changing.
"They form part of Stanza’s Amorphoscapes series (which he has been working on since 1997). Unlike existing web-based incarnations, these are limited-edition touch-screens which better demonstrate Stanza’s uncompromising ability to craft technology. These works are exquisitely executed. Aesthetically and technologically they are flawless, standing out vividly against a backdrop of new media art which can be clunky and ill-defined. Even to the untrained eye, or those uninitiated in new media arts, Stanza’s skills and outputs as an artist working with electronic technologies are apparent." Charlotte Frost
"Stanza's work crosses borders between artistic, technological and scientific sectors. He creates participatory digital artworks that invite viewers to guide data flows or to simply observe self-generating compositions. His digital paintings shift through abstract and iconic patterns, which people can explore akin to virtual environments. Interactive and visually appealing, his style also maintains the substantive power through multi-facetted content. " David Mather
There are 20 artworks in this series, built into the custom made software system that is available for exhibition. They can be exhibited on multi screen plasma screens or as a series of projections.
Available as signed software suite which contains all the 20 artworks built in.
Above on six plasma screens in foyer as a large installations
Available as installations for projections.
Touch screen signed edition artworks
Each edition contains a suite of artworks from the project of the same name. The touch screen units are custom built and configured to load works automatically (viz. plug-n-play). For installation, they can be hung on the wall like a painting or they can mount with screens flush to the wall, or other surfaces. They have been made as editions so collectors may purchase the work and galleries may exhibit more easily.
Artworks Some are available as unique artworks below.
Title. beautiful map 001. Size 120 by 90 printed canvas. Artwork signed by Stanza.
Title. beautiful map 002. Size 120 by 90 printed canvas. Artwork signed by Stanza.
Title. beautiful map 003. Size 120 by 90 printed canvas. Artwork signed by Stanza.
Title. beautiful map 003. Size 120cm by 90cm printed canvas. Artwork signed by Stanza.
Title. beautiful map 002. Size 120cm by 90cm printed canvas. Artwork signed by Stanza.
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© Stanza 2005