Tuesday, July 22, 2008
artist of the week: JULIUS POPP
Julius Popp (born 1973) is an artist based in Leipzig and New York.
Popp was born in Nuremberg. His work often uses technology, resulting in interdisciplinary ventures which reach across the boundaries of art and science. An example of Popp’s work is Bitfall (2005): a machine which displays words selected from the internet via drops of falling water in precise configuration, each word visible only for a second
Popp studied at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig and he won the Robot Choice Award in 2003. The Fraunhofer Institute, Bonn, and the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT have both studied elements of Popp’s work which made unique advances in the field of artificial intelligence.
Installation brief: Julius Popp > bit.fall > 2006 > water, pump, magnetic valves, electronic devices, computer > width: approx. 9 m; variable height. > View at Art Unlimited, Art Basel 2006
Biography courtesy of Wikipedia.