SIGGRAPH 2002 Art Gallery celebrates the creative spirit
by taking a look "behind the scenes" at the process of
creating digital and electronic fine art. This year, the
gallery highlights the process that generates the work,
demonstrating how the digital artist creates.
Attendees experience the innovative examples of two-dimensional,
three-dimensional, interactive, and installation work
submitted by the international computer graphics community.
Some works represent traditional forms such as print or
sculpture while others push the boundaries of Web communication
and interactive spaces.
Through sketches, diagrams, video documentation, Web documentation,
and discussions, more than 70 artists reveal the magic
behind their work. The artworks show excellence in innovation
and artistic talent, document creative thought, illustrate
the working process, and explain the use of the computer
or electronics in the piece. The six papers place process
in a theoretical and cultural context.
In a new collaboration, the Art Gallery and the Studio
feature seven artists in working studio, where they create
art using Studio facilities. The goal is to make the creative
process visible. Attendees watch the work develop, talk
with the artists, and (perhaps) make art themselves.