Coralie Vogelaar (NL, 1981)
Optimal Bin Packing, 2019
Cnc-gefreesd reliëf, aluminium frame / cnc-milled modeling board, aluminimum frame
‘Arranging, Moving, Rotating, Packing’, 2019
A bin-packing algorithm – normally used for the transport or 3d printing industry – is used on a dataset of classical sculptures. This algorithm can calculate the optimal – occupying as less space as possible – packaging of irregular objects in a container. From this, a selection is flattened into a relief and CNC- milled. For the video the results are translated in a sequentially 3d scanned choreography for four dancers – designed in collaboration with choreographer Marjolein Vogels.
Coralie Vogelaar is an Amsterdam-based visual artist. Her practice consists of systematic conducted studies revealing mechanisms on valuation within our visual culture. She finds inspiration from the computer science and works with deep learning, emotion and image recognition software. Her work explores the area where the computer and human meet, the communication between the two and what new ways of seeing or behaving this can result in.
Recent exhibitions were in ZKM – Karlsruhe, Kunstverein Kassel, Science gallery Dublin, Impakt Festival Utrecht, MU Artspace, V2 – lab for the unstable media, FOMU – Antwerp, SPRING Festival Utrecht and PuntWG, Amsterdam
Dancers: Vera Goetzee, João Dinis Pinho, Daniel Barkan, Patrick Schmatzer.
Choreography: Marjolein Vogels.
Coding: Ahmed Magdy.
With contributions from: Mondriaan Fund, AFK, Stichting Stokroos, Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds.