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Jürg Lehni

Jürg Lehni

Jürg Lehni works collaboratively across disciplines, dealing with the nuances of technology, tools, and the human condition. His works often take the form of platforms and scenarios for production, such as the drawing machines Hektor, Rita, and Viktor, as well as software-based structures and frameworks, including Paperjs.org, Scriptographer.org and Vectorama.org. Lehni has shown work internationally in group and solo shows at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Centre Pompidou, Paris; and Design Museum, London. He currently teaches in the UCLA Design | Media Arts department.

Supported, in part, by swissnex San Francisco.

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Poetic Machines, Robotic Gestures and Scenarios of Production

TYPO San Francisco 2013, April 12, 2013, 3:00 pm (Forum Building)

Artist and designer Jürg Lehni presents a mixture of anecdotes and tangents from the archive, along with an overview of his own collaborative works, with the aim to shed light on the hidden poetic potential of technological processes and devices, their impact on aesthetics when applied within the arts, their potential as platforms for making and as vehicles for thoughts and expression, and the need for an openness towards technology.