DIAGRAMS 2017


2016-2017. Installation, videoanimation, printed graphics.


Description and concept:

The project uses meta-heuristics and optimization algorithms to continue the research of Romanian-Cuban artist Sandú Darié on the spatial distribution of structures based on initial design constraints (Darié, 1960). To this end, a software (DBhouse) was implemented, which allows single-line descriptions to be obtained from two-dimensional diagrams, in an iterative manner. The diagrams made represent the social problems that have proven to be the most difficult to address in Cuba. At the time of presentation, the viewer is exhorted to find their own solutions to the diagrams.

References:

  • Darié, S. (1960). Ideas generales sobre arte (Manuscript). Cuban Museum of Fine Arts collection , 1-2.

Technical specifications

Title: DIAGRAMS 2017
Year: 2016-2017
Technique:

  • Large version: Installation, Videoanimation, Vinyl impression and laser engrave over acrylic (6 pieces). DBhouse Software, Python programming.
  • Small version: Inkjet Print and laser engrave over paper (6 pieces framed). DBhouse Software, Python programming..

Shows:

  • June 7, 2019. As part of the solo show <H1> Hello Tokyo </ h1>. ARTnSHELTER Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
  • October 26, 2017. Carmelo González Gallery (Culture House of Plaza), Havana, Cuba.

Credits

Direction y concept: Yonlay Cabrera
Programming: Gustavo Viera, Antonio Serrano
Design: Mauricio Vega
Documentation: Lianet Cruz
Production: Real Embassy of Norway in Cuba, Development Center of Visual Arts.


Graphics


Screenshots of the DBhouse software


Presentation - ARTnSHELTER Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


Presentation - Carmelo González Gallery, Havana, Cuba


Video - Stills