DRAWBOT #1 — Post-Digital Drawing in Architecture & Art


Architecture, design, drawing, installation...

Post-Digital Drawing in Architecture & Art

Past: October 13 → November 18, 2017

In 2017-2018, AREA-Institute & Art[n+1] Gallery present a program that will explore the nature of drawing in the post-digital era. A traditional architectural medium, drawing is being radically rede ned by the computational turn, through the use of digital design, visualization and fabrication techniques. DRAWBOT will present projects by architects, artists and computation scientists through a series of 4 exhibitions, workshops and talks. It will explore the mutations of contemporary drawing, produced or influenced by robotic technologies, artificial intelligence and genetic algorithms, and its reconnection to abstraction, imagination and materiality.

The 1rst in four exhibitions will explore different aspects, all connected to the introduction of imprecision, material contingencies and irregularities into the digital process.

Anne-Valérie Gasc, an artist and research, will present her ongoing research on the modalities of materialisation and disappearance of computationally generated architecture. Her series Tectorium and Tracks explore the materialisation of movement and push the principle of iteration to the point of impracticability of the model.

Peter Macapia, an architect, artist, and scholar, explores the grammar of mathematical operations: the local, failing and a priori spontaneous logic of the writing of the code. His series Multiverse manifests this negotiation between geometry and the logic of functions.

Maria Smigielska, an architect and researcher, unveils Drawn, a drawing protocol that explores the robotic gesture: the width of the stroke, the pressure, the nesse, all these characteristics of the hand drawing are transferred to the robotic arm. The process will be active during the entire exhibition, thanks to the presence of the robot ABBuddy.

  • Opening Thursday, October 12, 2017 6 PM → 9 PM
Art[n+1] Gallery Gallery
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96, rue de Cléry

75002 Paris


Bonne Nouvelle
Strasbourg Saint-Denis

Opening hours

Tuesday – Friday, 1 PM – 6 PM
Other times by appointment Et sur rendez-vous

The artists

  • Anne-Valérie Gasc
  • Peter Macapia
  • Maria Smigielska