image from http://dam-berlin.de/

image from http://dam-berlin.de/

image from http://dam-berlin.de/

image from http://dam-berlin.de/

Reas’ “software mural” Chronograph. photo from reas.com.

If we opened a hall of fame here at Ruins or Books, Casey Reas would be inducted in the inaugural class. In fact, we’re such ridiculous fans, that on a recent two-hour stop in Miami, we busted on down to the Frank Gehry-designed Symphony hall, for which Reas designed generative projections… even though in the afternoon, when we visited, we had no chance of witnessing said projections.

The DAM Gallery in Berlin is hosting CENTURY (2012 -), Casey Reas’ third solo show. The work is more colorful and playful than his previous DAM show Compendium, much of was which is showcased in his excellent, self-published Process Compendium 2004-2010 (see below).

The show CENTURY explores my obsessions with the art of the prior one hundred years. I’ve been highly influenced by concrete, non-objective, and constructivist works and the custom software written for this exhibition builds directly on the qualities of that prior work.

Some of this work, like his contribution to the astounding Written Images project, arises from his collaboration with Nick Montfort (who we wrote about previously) on MIT Press’ 10 Print title.

image from http://dam-berlin.de/

wall / / Casey Reas — posted on November 21st, 2012

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