- 11 Jan 19
The project will launch at the Royal Hibernian Academy.
Termed 'visual music', Brian Eno's 77 Million Paintings presents audiences with a rare opportunity to experience an example of "generative art". The exhibition, supported by Bose Professional and Big Bear Sound, will feature a constantly changing, large-scale music and light installation which evolves slowly around the audience, who will witness combinations of images never to be seen again.
The project is born from Eno's continuous exploration into light as an artist’s medium and the aesthetic possibilities of generative software. It will launch on the 18th of January at the Royal Hibernian Gallery and run until the 24th of February.
Speaking of the project, Brian said, "One of the things which strongly draws me to generative art is the idea that the thing is so big, in that there are so many variations, that not even the artist can see all the possibilities".
"Since my first experiments with light and sound in the late 1960’s, I’ve never ceased to be fascinated by the amazingly intricate, complex and unpredictable results produced by simple deterministic systems. Out of simplicity, complexity arises. That is for me the most incredible idea of evolution theory and of cybernetics. John Cage once said: “The function of art is to imitate nature in her manner of operation” and that has been an objective for me throughout my working life.”
Brian Eno works across mediums with credits as a musician, producer, and visual artist. With a number of critically acclaimed solo albums to his name, he also has a number of high profile collaborations with artists such as David Bowie, John Cale, David Byrne, Grace Jones and many more.
For more information visit: http://www.rhagallery.ie/exhibitions/77-million-paintings/