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The Poetics of Code: part 3

"From Right To Left" by Keryoon Han, and "Rose Breathing" by Andrea Ackerman

The Poetics of Code, Part 3, opened in November 2010. The exhibition has been viewed throughout a global network of public spaces and at The series focuses on artists who are using computer programming as a type of creative writing, and the infinite expressive potential of computer languages. Code is at the core of these works as both method of creation and meaning. Poetics of Code has been viewed at these locations: Antarctica, Jubany and Marambia scientific bases of Argentina; Art Center Nabi, Seoul, Korea; Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia; 17 BBC Big Screens throughout the UK; Emaar public screens during the Dubai art fair 2011; Cocor MediaChannel, Bucharest, Romania; Seoul, Korea Festival of Lights; Utsikten Kunstenter, Kvinesdal, Norway;  Chelsea Art Museum, NYC; Second Life, Greek Citystate of Colonia Nova; Digital Art@Google at Google headquarters, NYC, the Big Screen Plaza in NYC; live on stage in a exhibition / performance at Juilliard at Lincoln Center.

Keryoon Han, From Right To Left, 2009. Curator, Dooeun Choi, Art Center Nabi, Seoul “The good art that I have learned does not pursue superficial beauty, but is attempted to derive discourses on what one intends to say through it, and one senses its true value when it is interpreted in the context of contemporary art and conforms with the slogans of avant-garde art.  This is what I have persuaded myself to believe in. There is no doubt about the fact that this is the good art.  I still believe so.  However, I may have forces myself too much. There emerges the desire for deviation….It is external beauty seductive enough to make one fell like falling into its irresistible sweetness and risk swallowing poison for it, in spite of the impropriety of its contents… I hope I can really do that.”

Andrea Ackerman, Rose Breathing (2003), a 3D computer animation with stereo sound, is part of a series of synthetic landscapes and characters, a contribution to our ongoing evolution from natural to synthetic beings living in an increasingly synthetic world. In Rose Breathing, a 33 second loop, a synthetic rose rhythmically opens and closes in human like respiration. Rose Breathing was created by the artist using Maya and Renderman. Website  As of fall 2013, these artworks are still periodically presented internationally.


"From Right to Left" at Cocor MediaChannel, Bucharest, Romania

"From Right to Left" at Piazza Duomo, Milan, Italy

"From Right to Left" at SK Telecom Headquarters, Art Center Nabi, Seoul, Korea


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