Crayons and Computers: A Drawing Workshop. The Institute for Computational Vandalism

Within the framework of 'The open creation and its enemies: Asger Jorn in situation'

WorkshopsIVAM Centre Julio González

In 1946 Asger Jorn made an automatic drawing during a stay in Saxnäs, a town in Sweden and Sápmi (the land of the indigenous Sámi people). Using pen and transparent paper, he then traced a series of drawings from the original while also inviting artist friends to do the same. The result was a proliferation of interpretations, among them remarkable paintings as well as theoretical elaborations. For Jorn, the experiment demonstrated that an image is open to a multitude of interpretations depending on the “activity of the spectator, who in this way is no real spectator anymore.”

In this workshop the Institute for Computational Vandalism invites you to take part in a playful and collective exploration of the Saxnäs drawing, along with special guest Anna Sofie Mathiasen. With the help of crayons and computer algorithms we will try to draw out new levels of meaning and interpretation.



OPEN CREATION AND ITS ENEMIES: Asger Jorn in situation

16 feb. 2023 – 18 jun. 2023
ExhibitionIVAM Centre Julio González