Mutator 1 + 2 : Evolutionary Art
Video, drawings and interactive installations
William Latham was one of the first UK artists in the 80's to create computer art, and he rapidly gained an international reputation as a pioneer in the field. His work blends organic imagery and computer animation, using software modeled upon the processes of evolution. Starting with a simple shape, Latham introduces random 'mutations' of a form in order to generate increasingly complex three-dimensional creations that resemble fantastical, futuristic organisms.
Mutator 1 + 2 is Latham's first major exhibition in Europe after his show in 2013 in Brighton (UK) in over twenty years.
It includes his early hand-drawn work large computer generated Cibachrome prints, video art and his most recent interactive projected imagery that explores and embodies evolutionary processes, physical and virtual space. William will also execute some large hand drawings in iMAL space.
About William Latham
From 1987 to 1994 William Latham worked for IBM in their Advanced Computer Graphics and Visualisation Division and his Mutation work achieved world wide recognition at SIGGRAPH and other events and a number of IBM patents were published. He was co-author with Stephen Todd of the book "Evolutionary Art and Computers" published by Academic Press which is still recognised as a key work in this area. His organic artworks and films were shown worldwide in major touring exhibitions of the UK, Germany, Japan and Australia
William was CEO of computer games developer Computer Artworks Ltd from 1994 to 2003, hit games produced included The THING (Playstation2, Xbox and PC) which sold in excess of one million units world-wide, and was Number 1 hit in the UK and Germany .
From 2005 to 2006 William Latham was Professor of Creative Technology at Leeds Metropolitan University and a Research Fellow of Goldsmiths College (University of London). In 2007 William became full Professor of Computing at Goldsmiths. He continues to remain CEO of Games Audit.
The Brussels exhibition is the second version of the Mutator 1 + 2: Evolutionary Art exhibition which was shown at The Phoenix Gallery Brighton in 2013. It was curated by Sue Gollifer and supported by a grant of Arts Council England. Arts Council England Lead: Jon Pratty.
Met de steun van het Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest. A partner event of Art Brussels 2013.