Psychedigital: Live Portrait and Digital Art Painting Workshop
Monday, 22 April 2013, 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This workshop has reached capacity and can no longer accept registrations.
The human face is one of the most iconic recognizable forms in nature, capturing the complexity and likeness of a human spirit and the molecular density of their form is an impossible task. However, by taking advantage of our minds need for meaning and our ability to recognize patterns, we can leverage our own brains need for deception and use shapes lines color and form to create the illusion of life. In this workshop, Android Jones will take a live model and work to transcribe their essence into a digital image in real time over the course of 7 hours.
Android Jones is at the forefront of the visionary art movement, a wave of artists who emphasize creativity as the foundation of consciousness and an agent of social change. As a digital alchemist, Android builds on the technical developments of past centuries in art history while pushing the boundaries of the imagination with new technologies and media forms. Moving beyond the traditional technologies of pencils, ink, and brushes, Android develops latent possibilities within software programs such as Painter, Photoshop, ZBrush, and Alchemy, discovering new combination’s and uses for tools that exceed the original intentions of their programmers. In Android’s live art performances, including the acclaimed Phadroid dance performances with wife Phaedra Ana, he incorporates elements of chance and improvisation, inviting synchronicities that surprise audience and artist alike and allow for unscripted moments of beauty to shine through. As an experience designer, Android has contributed to films, games, and to building communities through www.conceptart.org and www.dreamcatcher.net, and his interactive installations have enchanted tens of thousands of participants at events like Boom and Burning Man. Viewing the digital domain as a medium of energy and light that expands the nature of reality, Android’s art encourages others to explore the potential interfaces of mind and machine in this time of accelerating change and increasing novelty. To this end, Android’s art serves two related functions: it bears witness to realities accessible through heightened states of consciousness, and it also engenders heightened awareness through the processes of creation and audience interaction. Digital art becomes a tool for navigating reality and human awareness, and Android’s art invites others to join the advancing evolution of consciousness by speaking to the artist in everyone.
Watch Psychedelic Science 2013 performer Phadroid enchant the crowds of Cartographie Psychedelica in front of art by Android Jones.