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Casey Reas

{ Software } Structures, 2004

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Rhizome ArtBase
New York

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The catalyst for this project is the work of Sol LeWitt, specifically his wall …

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Casey Reas
American, b. 1972
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Casey Reas co-created Processing, an open-source programming language and environment for creating images and animation. Reas began writing software to produce his own complex images, which take the form of prints, installations, and site-specific digital murals. “I write software to draw millions of lines in a few seconds,” he says, “to make thousands of calculations and decisions in a fraction of a second, to go beyond what my mind can imagine without its digital extension.” The abstract patterns and shifting structures contained within his images and animations explore ideas of transformation and evoke systems both organic and synthetic.

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The catalyst for this project is the work of Sol LeWitt, specifically his wall drawings. I had a simple question: "Is the history of conceptual art relevant to the idea of software as art?" I began to answer the question by implementing three of Lewitt's drawings in software and then …

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Casey Reas
American, b. 1972
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Casey Reas co-created Processing, an open-source programming language and environment for creating images and animation. Reas began writing software to produce his own complex images, which take the form of prints, installations, and site-specific digital murals. “I write software to draw millions of lines in a few seconds,” he says, “to make thousands of calculations and decisions in a fraction of a second, to go beyond what my mind can imagine without its digital extension.” The abstract patterns and shifting structures contained within his images and animations explore ideas of transformation and evoke systems both organic and synthetic.

Casey Reas

{ Software } Structures, 2004

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Location
New York
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