Siebren Versteeg
Editor, 2014
Internet connected computer program
Dimensions variable
41 x 23 x 2 in / 104.1 x 58.4 x 5.1 cm, screen

Versteeg’s Editor is a continuously generating composition connected to the Internet. In a process that mimics thought, the work makes visual decisions in real-time, informed by random Google images as well as algorithmic painting gestures programmed by the artist. Mining the vast depository of the Internet for content, the on-screen imagery never repeats.

Editor is part of a series that investigates expressionism and the behavioral properties of automated drawing, computation, collage and picture editing. Playful in its address of positive and negative space, the background appropriates a tile pattern commonly used in professional graphic design software to indicate transparent image layers.

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