Rozmanova ulica 12
1000 Ljubljana
Prostori: osmo/za

Adela: Algorithmic Patterns

Algorithmic patterns | From tablet weaving to creative coding

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DATE: 18 November 2023 | 10.00–16.00
LOCATION: Kino Šiška
PARTICIPATION: The workshop is free of charge, places are limited. Mandatory registration. APPLY HERE

The workshop will focus on patterns created using algorithmic processes and will be led by internationally renowned live coders Iván Paz, Lizzie Wilson, Dave Griffiths and Alex McLean.

Participants will explore historical and contemporary uses of algorithmic approaches to pattern creation. In a practical session, they will learn and try out the ancient tablet weaving technique in which simple sequences of card rotations produce complex colourful braiding patterns. This experience will be followed by a discussion on algorithmic patterns in contemporary artistic and creative practices – how they function and produce meaning between the analogue and digital realms.


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Iván Paz likes to investigate how the intersection between science, arts and humanities offers new creative possibilities, in particular, how we interact with machine learning algorithms and the use of code as a real-time interface.

Lizzie Wilson is a London-based musician who uses live coded algorithms in the functional programming mini-language Tidal Cycles to create computer music that re-contextualises club culture, experimental art and human-computer interaction.

Alex McLean is a researcher and practitioner of live coding patterns. He has performed live coded music widely, co-founded the Algorave and TOPLAP live coding movements, and currently holds a four-year fellowship on algorithmic patterns with the independent studio Then Try This.

Dave Griffiths is an artist and researcher. As part of the algorave group Slub he has performed music internationally. He teaches electronic music, computing and technology as well as critical programming, electronics and critical approaches to technology.


Production: Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory (2023)
Supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of Ljubljana.
Coproduction: Kino Šiška, Match Gallery (MGML), Razpotja magazine (DHG)
Acknowledgement: Rog Centre