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Code Poetry

An online workshop with the artist-in-residence, Rosi Grillmair.


DATE: Wednesday, 17 February | 16.00–20.00
MENTOR: Rosi Grillmair
LOCATION: online workshop
APPLICATION: delavnica@ljudmila.org


About the workshop


  Art createBestPiece(){
      Art masterpiece = create();
  return masterpiece;

/Rosi Grillmair

Code is a form of written expression like poetry is. There is an intention behind every line of code.

It functions on the intersection of human and machine interaction. It has to be executed by a machine but is also meant to be read by another human. A specific task can be written in different languages and in different ways. Code is thus always a subjective form of communication, saturated with the personality and style of its writer.

At the workshop, we will compare lines of code with poetry, get familiar with the genre “Code Poetry”, try to interpret it and write our own code poems.

This workshop is open for people who never wrote a line of code as well as for programmers who want to experiment with the language they are using on an every-day basis!

  for(Interest i : allInterests)
       coders.add(new Coder(i));

/Chaos Communication Congress /read: "In order to use technology for different needs and interests, we need different people."

More on code and poetry: https://bit.ly/39LFZZ8 (Grillmair, Rosi. (2019). Code and Poetry An Exploration of Logic throughout Art, Computation and Philosophy.)


The workshop will be held online and in English. The number of participants is limited, so please apply at delavnica@ljudmila.org. Participation is free of charge.

About the mentor

Rosi Grillmair (1991) is an artist, programmer and a lecturer on art, culture and technology in her hometown Linz, Austria. Since 2020 she has been working as a freelance artist. Currently, she is working on her project Merkwürdige Momente (memorable/curious moments). The project comprises interventions in public space and an appropriation of infrastructures and objects of collective history. In her work, the freedom of interpretation plays an important role as well as explaining matters of art, language, culture and technology through engaging stories and interactive environments. The media of her works include two very different approaches. On the one hand, she deals with the digital, ephemeral - shaped by programming and visualization. On the other hand, she is interested in capturing moments in long-lasting and natural materials, like stone, wood, and fabrics. Virtuality and haptic experience (handicraft) come together throughout digital fabrication, finding a gradient between abstract and natural phenomena. Rosi Grillmair has exhibited her works at international art festivals and exhibitions. She is a speaker on topics like AI and art, maker culture and creative coding and is part of several open-source communities.

Production: Ljudmila, Art and Science Laboratory, and Projekt Atol Institute.

The residency and the workshop are made possible with support from the Ministry of Culture, Municipality of Ljubljana – Department for Culture, and JSKD – Public Fund for Cultural Activities. The project is part of EASTN-DC Network, which is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

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