Mutually Quoted Algorithm 1 - Circle Face
1040mm x 1040mm
In general, artists consciously or unconsciously quote many things from others'
works to create their original artworks. However, we have not found CG artworks
that quote other's CG-creation algorithms. We concluded that if artists had a CG
creation tool that can quote others' algorithms, they could create many types of
expressions and make CG creation more fun.
For example, we have never seen CG artworks that quote algorithmically created
works – what we call non-photorealistic rendering (NPR) algorithms. So we created
CG artworks that quote NPR algorithms by using Synergistic Image Creator
(SIC), our original algorithmic-image-expression tool. I used this tool to create
"Sapporo," which was presented by the SIGGRAPH 2002 Art Gallery. The main
feature of SIC is that modification of a few parts of an SIC algorithm can create
totally different expressions.
The "Mutually Quoted Algorithms" series was completed in three phases. First,
we decided that the common motif of the artworks was "human," then each
member of the creative group created an appropriate “human” SIC algorithm.
Second, we each made sample artworks with our own algorithms. Third, each
artist created final artwork by quoting other members' CG algorithms and not
sample artworks. The results showed many types of CG artworks that express
something between abstract and representational art.
More information on SIC: www.dsn.t-kougei.ac.jp/cp/sic