Superposition 50x02v03

David Muth

The piece "Superposition 50x02v03" is part of a collaboration between Salome Schmuki and David Muth. Black forms are successively drawn on white background. They look like letters; the beginning of a text or a message. Seemingly familiar at first, they cannot be recognised. After a set of forms is complete, the process starts over. Salome Schmuki's and David Muth's project Superposition explores shapes generated by a set of rules based on fragments such as strokes, arcs or circles that also writing systems consist of - systems that were developed or “evolved” in different places and over long passages of time. The specially created algorithm endlessly produces variants of writing attempts: approximations of existing letters, but with oddities, unusual turns or endings. The video is also available reversed (white lines on black background) for projections. 

Production Year
2021
Duration
00:07:21
Type
Tags
Original Title
Superposition 50x02v03
English Title

Superposition 50x02v03

Production Countries
Finland,Czech Republic,Austria,Switzerland
Dialogue
No
Sound
No
Cast
David Muth (Author), Salome Schmuki (Director), David Muth (Director), Salome Schmuki (Editor), David Muth (Editor)
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David Muth is an artist, musician and programmer. Having grown up in Salzburg, Austria, he relocated to the UK to study at Middlesex University, where he received an MA in Digital Arts. He currently lives and works in Turku and Vienna. His artistic practice combines conceptual and experimental approaches and is informed by his background in architecture. His projects range from installations and responsive environments, through video and experimental documentary, to composition and performance of music. Muth’s work has been shown on numerous occasions internationally, with venues and events including the Musée d’Art Contemporain in Montreal, the Kiasma Museum of Modern Art in Helsinki, Ars Electronica in Linz, ISEA2006 in San Jose, Le Cube in Paris, Montevideo in Amsterdam, Laboral in Gijón, SIGGRAPH2009 in New Orleans and the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid. He also teaches at Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art.