5th International Conference

Digital Culture & AudioVisual Challenges

Interdisciplinary Creativity in Arts and Technology

Hybrid - Corfu/Online, May 12-13, 2023

Hands, No Hands: Post-Digital Materiality
Date and Time: 13/05/2023 (09:00-10:30)
Location: Ionian Academy
Denton Fredrickson
Keywords: Post-digital,, Materiality Parametric Design, Digital Fabrication, Embodied Art

Contextualizing personal art production within the realm of digital design and fabrication, including new experiments with the parametric translation of image-objects. These parametric translations are combined with hand-drawn animation, digital collage, simple animatronics, and projection. Experiments are guided by the purposefully ambiguous concept of “embodied post-digital materiality” and will benefit from further exploration of digital fabrication-focused process and material studies.

This project is an opportunity to explore new techniques in parametric design and digital fabrication while attempting to contextualize my own personal art practice. Rather than being solely a biographical approach, the focus is to think about the wider realm of cultural production, taking into account parametric design and digital fabrication as related to our post-digital age. What does it mean to exist within physical and imagined spaces at the same time? Is there a way embodied senses (beyond passive looking) might be heightened or foregrounded through the design and fabrication process itself? Does parametric design and digital fabrication provide an important complex and hybrid site/context for combining physical, material-based techniques and processes with those that are considered virtual, digital, and/or emerging?

Denton Fredrickson

Denton Fredrickson received his Master of Fine Arts (Sculpture and Media Art) from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (Canada, 2003). He recently completed a Masters in Parametric Design and Digital Fabrication at Controlmad Advanced Design Center (Madrid, Spain, 2022). His work has been exhibited across North America, Europe, and Asia. He currently works out of Lethbridge, Treaty 7 Territory, Alberta, Canada where he is an Associate Professor (Sculpture and Media Art) and Art Department Chair at the University of Lethbridge.

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