Transhuman Expression - Human-Machine Interaction as a Neutral Base for a New Artistic and Creative Practice
co-authors; Grayver Liat, Volpe Gualtiero
Published May 2019, collection of Expressive Artwork, Eurographic 2019 Genova, Italy.
Transhuman Expression is an interactive room installation created by Liat Grayver in collaboration with the EU-H2020-ICT project weDRAW in the context of a Vertigo STARTS residency at the Casa Paganini - InfoMus reseach center of DIBRIS - University of Genova, Italy. Data captured via motion detection of visitors is analyzed, processed, and projected on large screens positioned in the exhibition area. The collaboration benefited, was built on, and furthered experiences that both the artist and the research team have had in ongoing work exploring convergence of artistic and scientific practices. Grayver's work in robotics-assisted painting gained new tools that can be integrated into the system she works with at the University of Konstanz, whilst Casa Paganini - InfoMus has acquired new perspectives on the range, scope, and scale of real-time, automated movement analysis. This paper reports about goals, methodology, and results of such a joint multidisciplinary activity
Published Novemer 2018 at the MDPI, online magazine
Painting robots, like e-David, are currently unable to create precise strokes in their paintings. We present a method to analyse given brushstrokes and extract their trajectory and width using a brush behaviour model and photographs of strokes painted by humans. Within the process, the robot experiments autonomously with different brush trajectories to improve the reproduction results, which are precise within a few millimetres for strokes up to 100 millimetres length. The method can be generalised to other robotic tasks with imprecise tools and visible results, like polishing or milling
Lebens Wert Arbeit (2018)
Museum am Dom Trier. Exhibition Catalogue ISBN 978-3-945277-04-1
Out of the Office. (2018)
Museum der Arbeit, Hamburg und Zeit Stiftung. Exhibition Catalogue ISBN: 978-3-947178-05-6
Brushstrokes in the Digital Age English PDF
Interdisciplinary research in painting and robotics.
A painting robot is the focal point of a collaboration between the artist Liat Grayver and the research team headed by Oliver Deussen at the University of Constance. The act of painting is disassembled and deconstructed before being translated into the realm of digital creation, where it is executed by the e-David.
The Beauty of Manner- Reality reformed into grace, or, an emerging sense of the aesthetic act of empathy
Exploring matters of translating, mimesis, reality and nature through the subjectivity of the artist spiritual understanding of reality and how creating a feeling of beauty in a work of art is used as a tool of communicating subject matter to the viewer.
Liat Grayver Master thesis (Diplomarbeit)submitted an der Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst. Leipzig, Germany 2015
...The human struggle to oppose gravity is embodied in excessive form in a cactus. Just as we build strength to oppose the downward pull of gravity, the lower branches and trunk of the sabra gradually build strength to support the younger branches, themselves struggling to climb ever higher. Nevertheless, the weight eventually proves to be too much for the mother plant to bear and branches split and fall to the ground. Each branch forms new roots where it landed and eventually develops into a new cactus...
Die Gestalt des Menschen — Gestik der Bäume (Deutch text als PDF)
Anthropomorphismus in der Natur fasziniert mich seit vielen Jahren und inspiriert mich in einem anhaltenden Prozess zur Auseinandersetzung mit der Formensprache von Natur und Menschengestalt. Dabei ist mein Ausgangspunkt immer die Beobachtung.