Whether data from economic systems, simple codes or music – artist Andreas Nicolas Fischer transforms invisible phenomena into physical constructs. Among which now features the invisible but unmistakeable sound of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG engine, which he has transformed into an aesthetic work of art. The method that Andreas Nicolas Fischer uses to do this is called “generative art”. This approach is not new: back at the end of the 18th century, Mozart experimented with generative composition. By rolling a dice printed with predefined music sequences he let chance compose with him. Unlike Mozart, contemporary artists have more options. Complex algorithms and a software developed from them form an artistic framework in which data can “unfold”.
In an infinite process countless variants are created which, combined at random, form something unforeseeable. The resulting work is characterised by chance and infinity.