Statement

My research focuses on the implementation of primitive geometric forms in programming. In particular, I am interested in the forms suggesting the organic, such as animals, flowers or trees.

This implementation functions in two directions; on one side it joins together separate elements in order to obtain a complex structure. On the other side, a complex structure disassembles into abstract shapes.

The aim of this research is to explore human uncertainty in the recognition of the organic in the digital.

Bio

Davide Prati is a visual artist and interactive developer born in Italy and currently based in Berlin.

Since 2015, he is developing a collection of open-source software to draw plants and flowers in 2D and 3D.

Since 2006, he is part of the art collective IOCOSE, collective that has exhibited internationally in different venues, including Venice Biennale (2011, 2013), Science Gallery (Dublin, 2012) Jeu de Paume (Paris, 2011), Transmediale (Berlin, 2013, 2015)

Freelancing

I am a freelancing as a graphics programmer, interactive developer and visual artist.

Past collaborations include artists, design studios and advertising agency such as Tom√°s Saraceno Studio, Studio NAND, here.com, Studio ANF, Heinrich Dressel, Mechatronica, Xailabs.

Selected collaborations:

Tom√°s Saraceno's artwork exhibited at Palais de Tokyo
Role: Computer vision software development.
Visuals for the piece Außer Betrieb, by Heinrich Dressel
Role: Realtime visuals direction and development.

Teaching

I am lecturing at the Universität Der Kunst, and I give workshops about algorithmic botany.
Courses
Gestalt mit CODE
Sommersemester 2019, Universit√§t der K√ľnste, Berlin
Gestalt mit CODE
Wintersemester 2018/2019, Universit√§t der K√ľnste, Berlin
Grundlagen Creative Coding mit openFrameworks
Wintersemester 2018/2019, Universit√§t der K√ľnste, Berlin
Gestalt mit CODE
Sommersemester 2018, Universit√§t der K√ľnste, Berlin
Grundlagen Creative Coding mit openFrameworks
Sommersemester 2018, Universit√§t der K√ľnste, Berlin
Workshops
Algorithmic Botany
17/11/2018, Spektrum, Berlin
Algorithmic Botany
29/09/2018, Retune festival, Berlin
openFrameworks crash course
28/04/2018, Spektrum, Berlin
Algorithmic Botany
28/01/2018, Spektrum, Berlin
Algorithmic Botany
9/09/2017, Spektrum, Berlin

Public talks

openFrameworks Berlin meetup, "Better wireframes".
15/01/2019, Retune Studio, Berlin
VJ Open Lab, "I am Mensch" behind the scenes.
5/06/2017, Spektrum, Berlin