System C by Marius Watz was part of the offsite project Animated Drawings, organised by mima, Middlesbrough Institute for Modern Art as an outdoor projection in Middlesbrough town centre. Watz makes his own generative software, which creates ever-changing designs that appear to grow and change organically. He refers to his software as ‘drawing machines’, and considers the designs they make as drawings. Projected onto the BHS building, curves grow, twist and branch, forming tangled webs that resemble neuron pathways. The neon-like colours turn the shapes into explosions of light, before dissolving back into nothing.
Marius Watz is a Norwegian artist living in Germany. He works with generative visual systems for his installations, online works and live visuals. He has worked for several years on creating ‘drawing machines’- software pieces that embody rules for drawing that are then executed over time. He exhibits internationally, runs an extensive programme of workshops and lectures, and exhibited at Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria, 2006.
Animated Drawings is curated by mima, Middlesbrough Institute for Modern Art. UK Premiere.