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Toward Alive Art


Electronics is about to change the idea of art and drastically so. We know this is going to happen - we can feel it. Much less clear to most of us are the hows, whens and whys of the change. In this paper, we will attempt to analyze the mechanisms and dynamics of the coming cultural revolution, focusing on the «artistic space» where the revolution is taking place, on the interactions between the artistic act and the space in which the act takes place and on the way in which the act modifies the space and the space the act. We briefly discuss the new category of «electronic artists». We then highlight what we see as the logical process connecting the past, the present and our uncertain future. We examine the relationship between art and previous technologies, pointing to the evolutionary, as well as the revolutionary impact of new means of expression. Against this background we propose a definition for what we call «Alive Art», going on to develop a tentative profile of the performers (the «Alivers»). In the last section, we describe two examples of Alive Artworks, pointing out the central role of what we call the "Alive Art Effect" in which we can perceive relative independence of creation from the artist and thus it may seem that unique creative role of artist is not always immediate and directly induced by his/her activity. We actually, emphasized that artist's activities may result in unpredictable processes more or less free of the artist's will.

Vedran Vucic
I was born on October 03, 1964, Metkovic, Yugoslavia. I started to study on possibilites of applying Artifical Intelligence in music and computer graphics. I have a lot of Internet exhibitions of my computer graphics images and my music pieces. Those images have been made in Artificial Painter and Repligator a software made by Luigi Pagliarini, Orazio Miglino and Henrik Hautop Lund. Applies theory of chaos, fractals and many other scientific approaches in music composition. Project Director for Eastern Europe in the Electronic Music Foundation, NY, USA. Cooperates with the following institutions in that field: University of Edinburgh, Department of Artificial Intelligence, UK University of Aarhuus, Computer Sciences Department, Adaptive Robotics Department, Denmark National Research Council, Institute of Psychology, Italy University of Israel, Computer Sciences Department, Israel Electronic Music Foundation, USA Experimental Intermedia, USA University at Albany, Computer Music Studios, USA Renssalaer Institute of Politechnics, USA Yamaha Corporation, Japan Syntrillium Inc. USA SSEYO Ltd. UK University of Amsterdam, Computer Sciences Department, the Netherlands Marlboro College, USA Artistic Experience: I composed music for many drama pieces, contemporary dance performances and experimental intermedia projects on many international festivals.