So Intimate. 2015
The work So Intimate is a digital painting series, in which the technique of the collage is applied. In this work, image collections of portraits are being cathegorized by different topics and themes, resulting in vibrant and abstract impressions of these higher level separations. At the same time, combining images in this fashion enables the perceiver to get a broad idea of these visual similarities and can glimpse into the world where one can see multiple images at the same time. By losing the individual images, an unknown layer of perception is opened.
Composition #37 / Digital Motion. 2017
Composition #37 is an experiment in new forms of collaboration. The graphical structure of this work is derived from recorded mouse movement on the computer of the artist. Abstract constellations of path traces build the underlying content. The visual style has been introduced to this structure by applying the colors of other digital paintings with machine learning techniques. The remote utilization of these abstract decision making processes brings the ability of working with ones own and others ideas. This work brings plays with the notion of the moving image, referring to classical approaches, re-evaluating this meaning in the context of new media.
Neurodynamics is a generative video trypticon generated from graphical elements and movements recorded from the physical world. These abstract trajectories of elementary structure are combined with the fluid gradients and colors of photographic elements by experimentation with machine learning algorithms such as style transfer. The emergent qualities of this technique develop particular aesthetics far away from its intended purpose. The mediation via an augmented algorithmic system, plays a crucial role for the visual aesthetics of these abstract computer graphics.
“Style is more than a simple matter of aesthetics because it unfolds a way of making sense sensible.” —Roy Ascott
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Marcel Schwittlick is an artist living and working in Berlin, Germany. With his work he is examining cybernetic aspects of generative systems and modern technology. He is interested in digital culture, it’s influence on society and chances for alternative kinds of communication. He is working in strong connection to various practices, forging a connection between physical and digital media, traditional and modern approaches. Marcel Schwittlick is working with a variety of media, ranging from digital images, physical and interactive installations, generative poetry and conceptual video. In 2015 he co-founded Lacuna Lab, a Berlin based artist group and community working on the intersection of art, technology and science. Marcel Schwittlick graduated with a B.Sc. in Media Computing.