Eugenia Fratzeskou

Polypolis_Athens LFA2012 by SARCHA. A mindset-shifting game

Polypolis_Athens LFA2012 by School of ARCHitecture for All (SARCHA) was part of the British Council’s International Architecture and Design Showcase 2012, as the official participation of Greece in the London Festival of Architecture, Cultural Olympiad, London 2012, and was realised under the auspices of the Embassy of Greece in London.... READ MORE...

The Algorithmic “unconscious” – Part 2

This two-part essay offers an investigation of the 'depths' of the algorithmic workings of digital visualisation systems. The focal point of this study is digital 'memory', as explored in relation to the Algebras of Logic, the notions of process paradigm, pre-representational grids and emergence. In this way, the algorithmic unconscious' of digital visualisation technology - i.e. the inherent paradoxes and unknowns, the uncontrollable data flaws, the hidden inconsistencies, the exchanges and the potentialities of the system - is unveiled. New possibilities and ways of creating more than mere visual phenomena emerge... READ MORE...

Algorithmic “unconscious” – Part 1

This two-part essay offers an investigation of the 'depths' of the algorithmic workings of digital visualisation systems. The focal point of this study is digital 'memory', as explored in relation to the Algebras of Logic, the notions of process paradigm, pre-representational pixel-grids and emergence... READ MORE...

Isea 2011 Istanbul: A Report. Art At The Crossroads

The 17th edition of the ISEA - International Symposium on Electronic Art, the leading world conference and exhibition event for art, media and technology, took place in Istanbul from 14 to 21 September 2011. The Symposium was the outcome of the synergy that was developed between the Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the Sabanci University of Istanbul, under the direction of the ISEA2011 Istanbul Artistic Director and Conference Chair Prof. Lanfranco Aceti (Goldsmiths College, London, Sabanci University, Istanbul, LEA Editor in Chief, Kasa Gallery Director) and the Conference and Programme Director Özden Sahin (LEA Editorial Manager, Kasa Gallery Vice Director & In-house Curator).... READ MORE...

Operative Transformation. Part 2

This two-part essay offers a critical investigation into the notion of operative transformation and its role in the evolution of animation as a means of spatial morphogenesis in architecture, as explored in conjunction with its broader scientific and design contexts.... READ MORE...

Operative Transformations. Part 1

This two-part essay offers a critical investigation into the notion of operative transformation and its role in the evolution of animation as a means of spatial morphogenesis in architecture, as explored in conjunction with its broader scientific and design contexts.... READ MORE...

Revealing Interstitial Spaces. Part 3

This essay offers an investigation into the notion of interstitial space and its creative exploration in various site-specific art practices as realised mainly with the use of digital technology. This is the last part of this three-part essay... READ MORE...

Revealing Interstitial Spaces. Part 2

This essay offers an investigation into the notion of interstitial space and its creative exploration in various site-specific art practices as realised mainly with the use of digital technology. This is the second part of this three-part essay.... READ MORE...

Revealing Interstitial Spaces. Part 1

(Italiano) Questo saggio ha lo scopo di analizzare il concetto di spazio interstiziale e la sua esplorazione creativa nei vari interventi artistici site-specific realizzati principalmente attraverso l'utilizzo della tecnologia digitale. Questa  la prima delle tre parti di cui  composto il saggio.... READ MORE...

Urban Transcripts 2010. Over The Skin Of The City

The launch of the first Urban Transcripts international and interdisciplinary exhibition took place on 16th December 2010 at Booze Cooperativa gallery at the historical center of Athens. Housed in a three-floored neoclassical building, this is one of the most lively, ground-breaking and influential platforms for the contemporary art scene in the capital, which facilitates diverse kinds of exchange and dialogue between various art forms, ideologies and philosophies, forming a framework for collaboration and creativity that encompasses all fields of expression.... READ MORE...

Tracing Infra-spaces. Complicated Beginnings & Elliptical Ends

This article offers an investigation into how drawing infra-spaces creatively reveals the unknown types of digital geometry that emerge from the algorithmic 'flows' of digital visualisation systems, and how our perception of science, technology and visualisation is redefined. This is the second part of this two-part essay.... READ MORE...

Tracing Infra-spaces: Complicated Beginnings & Elliptical Ends

This article offers an investigation into how drawing infra-spaces creatively reveals the unknown types of digital geometry that emerge from the algorithmic 'flows' of digital visualisation systems, and our perception of science, technology and visualisation is redefined. This is the first part of this two-part essay.... READ MORE...

Interruptive Site-specificity In Contemporary Digital Art

This article presents an investigation into the ways through which the notion of interruptive site-specificity is manifested and explored in digital art. This investigation is carried out through tracing early influential shifts in how artists have been working with site-specific virtual environments. Myron Krueger's Glowflow (1969) and Jeffrey Shaw's Virtual Museum (1991) are discussed as the relevant representative cases.... READ MORE...

Chora Platonica And Digital Matrix

As can be seen in Plato's Timaeus, space plays a significant role in cosmology. Alongside Models/Ideals and their imitations, Plato uses Χώρα (Chôra), that is, an invisible and formless receptacle... of all becoming' where Forms are materialised, in a sense close to space (1). Despite the hermeneutic difficulties in fully defining it, Chora has set the foundations of the concept of spatiality, place and placing, while the influence of Plato's cosmology is evident even in contemporary science.... READ MORE...

Art And Architecture: Investigation At The Boundaries Of Space

Our changing understanding of reality has inspired the invention of new concepts of space and strategies for spatial research and practice across disciplines. There have been several radical changes in cosmology, science, art, design and philosophy, concerning the ways in which reality and our experience of it may be understood. As can be seen in recent studies by scientists, artists, designers and thinkers, such changes have encouraged the development of new philosophies and theories on space, new types of spatial perception, interaction etc... READ MORE...