Auto-Illustrator

Production country: 
uk
Festival edition: 
2001
Format: 
software
Auto-Illustrator by Adrian Ward/Signwave, scan from the transmediale.01 program booklet.

Upon first glance, the Signwave Auto Illustrator is a smooth vector-based graphics programme similar to Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw. When a user actually employs these tools, they resist the accustomed actions and seem to perform tasks at their own will. (...) The jury notably values the Signwave Auto Illustrator as a statement from where software art departs - software as ‘tools' - and where it goes, namely towards an artist who becomes a programmer himself and whose work is algorithmic and generative even where it presents itself as a text or as an image.

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