Works on LPP
Clement Valla is a Brooklyn based artist. He writes instructions and computer code in order to explore systems. His programs are generative. They rely on chance, randomness, repetition and recombination in order to produce complex and unexpected images that lie on the boundary between nature and artifice.
He finds systems that produce unintended artifacts, unexplored juxtapositions. Glitches, not designed effects. He collects these strange occurrences.
He explores an authorless world at the intersection of human labor and digitized systems, a blurred boundary between human creativity and machine intelligence where computers are built to think increasingly like humans (they beat humans at chess and at game shows) and where humans act like computers (with beautiful, mechanical, flawless precision), and use them as metaphors for looking at nature and themselves. In this ambiguous territory, he plays notions of the hand-made, the mechanical, the natural and the systematic off of each other. http://clementvalla.com/
C.V. available upon request.