Random Architecture is a monograph concerning the artworks of James Hutchinson that elude or exceed the normal physical attributes of our day-to-day surroundings, but also incorporate much of the visual information that we encounter. Alongside his development of wall-based drawings derived from many images taken from the saturation of contemporary culture, he has become increasingly interested in the development of specific computer programs that directly link the viewer to the artwork, whilst delegating an element of control to the computer itself. 'Locating the 'real' within the virtual involves my introduction of hand-drawn images mapped onto the surfaces of self-generating architecture, producing a continually evolving series of randomly selected, mapped images, navigable by the viewer in an ever-changing environment. The self-generating architecture comes from the development of a program that builds architectural forms based on basic cubic forms. The cubes 'grow' along the vertical and horizontal axes. These can be navigated through real time as they change.' Published to accompany the exhibition at BALTIC during December 2004. Features an interactive CD Rom.
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