Artist in Residence Patrick Tresset at the Zukunftskolleg

The Zukunftskolleg is warmly welcoming Artist in Residence Patrick Tresset from the Computing Department at Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK. He has been nominated by Oliver Deussen from the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Konstanz and by Giovanni Galizia, and will be our guest for 9 months.

Patrick Tresset's main internationally recognised achievements are in the field of computational aesthetics, computational creativity and arts. As Artist in Residence Patrick Tresset will continue his research in robot painting. His current project is called “Aikon-II” − an art-sciences research project mixing art, cognitive computing and robotics to investigate the sketching activity.
During his stay in Konstanz he will study the painting strategies by using the robot painting machine that was developed in the group of Oliver Deussen. “Patrick is an artist with a lot of technical skills since he has already built painting machines and thus he is the perfect complement to my group”, explains Oliver Deussen. “During his stay in Konstanz we want to create acrylic paintings in some specific styles and investigate to what extent the machine can mimic such styles in painting.”

Patrick Tresset and Oliver Deussen will present the results of their collaboration as well as individual works in the exhibition “Robotic painting. Auf der Suche nach künstlicher Kreativität“ in September/October 2013 in the Bildungsturm Konstanz. The Zukunftskolleg funds the exhibition. Zukunftskolleg Alumnus Albert Kümmel-Schnur will be curating it.

More information about Patrick Tresset:, and about his project “Aikon-II”: