Taxonomy: T221123-27.1.307/T221123-27.2.308/T221123-27.3.309/T221123-27.4.310 (2022)

GESTALTOLOGY

by DiPisaStasinski, 2020-

Research project in collaboration with:
Alessandra Di Pisa, artist
Robert Stasinski, artist
Gabriel Eilertsen, associate professor, Machine learning, LiU
Apostolia Tsirikoglou, PhD, LiU (2020-2022)
Jonas Unger, professor, Computer Graphics and Image Processing, LiU
Rike Stelkens, associate professor, Evolutionary Biology, SU
Jonas Löwgren, professor, Interaction and information design, LiU
Per Larsson, engineer (2022-)

Artificial intelligence, evolutionary biology, and branches of visual regimes meld together in the project Gestaltology, where AI is a fundamental tool and the subject of critical exploration. In this ongoing work, the artists have partnered with researchers in AI, engineering, design, and biology to form a unit of exploration in science and artistic research. The mode of exploration is tinkering with possibilities of new technologies, challenging the anthropocentric visual tradition, and finding alleys to explore alternative paths to develop aesthetic processes in technological advancements.


GESTALTOLOGY relates to the concept of The New Aesthetic, which supports the shift from machines being merely an extension of human creativity to a more autonomous form of creation.

 

Our latest iteration is ARCANA - an artificial phenotype digitally linked to its environment and constant struggle, learning to create a physical Gestalt on paper. ARCANA shifts its aesthetic preferences through its bodily movement. The exhibition consists of a spatial installation with one of the artificial organisms actively engaged in its environment through physical and algorithmic processes. The installation showcases generational lines of drawings executed by the organism ARCANA, which, in turn, have evolved the organism to the next generation in an ongoing loop.

 

The term Arcanum once entailed the practical secrets that the alchemists of the 20th century tried to discover through the active making and manipulation of materials through meta-scientific tinkering.

GESTALTOLOGY ENCODED by DiPisaStsinski

Enchanted threads of visual Archana - GESTALTOLOGY ENCODED

Installation, Visualiseringscenter Norrköping, 2023

(LED light, acrylic, paper, video projection, electromagnets, wood, metal, rubber, plastics, cardboard, spray paint, visual sensors, Raspberry Pi)

Photo: DiPisaStasinski

GESTALTOLOGY - Evolutionary Traces of Arcana by DiPisaStsinski
GESTALTOLOGY - Evolutionary Traces of Arcana by DiPisaStsinski
GESTALTOLOGY - Evolutionary Traces of Arcana by DiPisaStsinski
GESTALTOLOGY - Evolutionary Traces of Arcana by DiPisaStsinski

Evolutionary Traces of Arcana (2022)

Malmstens Gallery, 2023

(Video, acrylic, paper, magnets, clay, tape)

Photo: DiPisaStasinski

GESTALTOLOGY work in progress by DiPisaStasinski
GESTALTOLOGY work in progress by DiPisaStasinski
GESTALTOLOGY work in progress by DiPisaStasinski
GESTALTOLOGY work in progress by DiPisaStasinski
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GESTALTOLOGY work in progress by DiPisaStasinski
GESTALTOLOGY work in progress by DiPisaStasinski
GESTALTOLOGY work in progress by DiPisaStasinski
GESTALTOLOGY work in progress by DiPisaStasinski
GESTALTOLOGY work in progress by DiPisaStasinski
GESTALTOLOGY work in progress by DiPisaStasinski
GESTALTOLOGY work in progress by DiPisaStasinski
GESTALTOLOGY work in progress by DiPisaStasinski

Photo: DiPisaStasinski

GESTALTOLOGY sketches by DiPisaStasinski
GESTALTOLOGY sketches by DiPisaStasinski
GESTALTOLOGY sketches by DiPisaStasinski
GESTALTOLOGY sketches by DiPisaStasinski
GESTALTOLOGY sketches by DiPisaStasinski
GESTALTOLOGY sketches by DiPisaStasinski
GESTALTOLOGY sketches by DiPisaStasinski
GESTALTOLOGY sketches by DiPisaStasinski
GESTALTOLOGY sketches by DiPisaStasinski
GESTALTOLOGY sketches by DiPisaStasinski
GESTALTOLOGY sketches by DiPisaStasinski
GESTALTOLOGY sketches by DiPisaStasinski

Sketches by DiPisaStasinski