Generative Art Workshop with Casey Reas

Delve deeper into the generative art process, from ideation to execution, with pioneering artist Casey Reas

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • Thursday, 25 April 2024

  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • Digital Studio, Learning Centre

  • Tickets cost £32.00 - £40.00

    Suitable for all levels.

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Join Casey Reas, artist and co-creator of Processing, to explore the creative process behind generating art with code. This workshop will provide participants with a laptop to explore code through a series of guided exercises, focusing on p5.js, an intuitive JavaScript library for creative coding. Aimed at making code accessible and inclusive, this workshop is open to individuals at every experience level, encouraging beginners and experts alike to explore the varying ways in which digital generative processes can be used to make visual art.
Open to participants of all skill levels. This event is taking place in person at V&A South Kensington

About the artist:
Casey Reas (b.1972) is an American artist and educator currently based in Los Angeles. His work focuses on examining concepts through the contemporary lens of software, spanning small works on paper and urban-scale installations. In 2001, he co-founded Processing, an open-source programming language and environment for the visual arts. He also co-created Feral File, an online platform for exhibiting and collecting digital art.

Reas’ software, prints and installations have been featured in solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Europe and Asia, and can be found in the permanent collections of prominent museums, including the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Whitney Museum of American Art and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His recent solo exhibitions include An Empty Room (2023) at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Conjured Terrain (2023) at Digital Art Museum (DAM), Berlin, and It Doesn’t Exist (In Any Other Form) (2023) at bitforms, New York.

Reas is currently a Professor of Design Media Arts at the University of California, Los Angeles where he also co-directs Social Software, an initiative focused on examining the social impacts and possibilities of making with software. He holds an MS in Media Arts and Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BS from the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati.

Header image: Process 18 (Software 3) by Casey Reas (V&A collection)