The iterative nature of algorithms, their provisions of repetition and the possibility to rerun them, lead to a straight concept of algorithmic space, as the breadth and
organisation of all the forms they are able to produce. Data and algorithms are not only operating machines but they increasingly influence our thoughts and actions, and consequently art and science.
The departure point for the course Space Material Detail are algorithmic elements, created within the development of the project Algorithms that Matter that
provides an open source for inspiration, exploration and
Some elements of software, sound and graphics can
be translated into models to the (physical) three-dimensional space in order to create an installative expierence of space(s).
Swap Space is a pilot project at KUG Graz that focuses on novel forms of collaborative artistic research in which otherness, difference and distance between the participants are central and are brought into a cohesive form via the concept of the spatial. Selected questions and previously sketched procedures are an important part of Swap Space and will be tested for their validity and feasibility in a time-limited experiment among six artists-researchers as a proof-of-concept. Thus, on the one hand, the pilot project provides important data and preliminary results, sets the course and ensures that the future project design is viable. On the other hand, Swap Space takes up new decisive impulses for thought - such as the concept of contact - the elaboration of which aims to determine the form of a multi-year research project.