Catergraphers
   

online work by Paweł Janicki

Catergraphers
   

online work by Paweł Janicki

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The starting position is a blank screen — by moving a finger or mouse cursor (while pressing the button), we create graphic forms that animate by reproducing the dynamics of the gestures with which they have been created.

Moving caterpillars are accompanied by sounds, and a double click/tap clears the screen of traces that they leave behind.

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Catergraphers explores the issue of software reproduction of the “analog” idea of ​​gesture. In colloquial thinking, software and digitality are contrary to the concept of gesture, although “digitus” means finger.

This work refers to the exhibition TRACES / Interactive Playground. It is based on the algorithm of gesture reproduction by Golan Levin and inspired by the works and concepts of the modern calligrapher Hung Kueng. Kueng who assumes that calligraphy enables the manifestation of processes for which man is a good, but not the best possible medium, so he looks for methods to “release” calligraphy from the human aspect, e.g. by the use of robots, software, or magnetic fields directing brush movements.