Generative: the art that makes itself.

Michael Hansmeyer, Subdivided Column
Michael Hansmeyer, “Subdivided Column,” 2010. Photo ©2014 Aaron Muszalski. License: CC BY 2.0.

“With a generative piece, you set a machine going and it makes itself…the act of listening is the act of composing.” —Brian Eno, describing generative music.

Generative art is not so much an art movement as a creative approach.
When the algorithm interacts with us, do we become part of it?
Madeline Gannon’s Collar 1
Madeline Gannon, “Collar 1 – Front collar piece 3D printed via SLS out of nylon.” Photo ©2014 Jake Marsico. License: CC BY-NC 2.0.
“Chronomorphology—like its nineteenth-century counterpart chronophotography—is a composite recording of an object’s movement. Instead of a photograph, however, the recording medium here is a full three-dimensional model of the object—a virtual creature simulated within a digital environment.” —Madeline Gannon.
Some works allow human beings to generate art using their bodies.
Tomás Saraceno’s Cloud City
Tomás Saraceno, “Cloud City, Metropolitan Museum of Art.” Photo ©2012 Garrett Ziegler. License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
The adventure of allowing the process to determine the result.
Of course, generative art does not equal awesome 100% of the time.
Experimental curation by algorithm.
Röyksopp & Robyn "Monument" (Music Video) via The Creator’s Project.

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