Mark Guglielmetti




Centre for Electronic Media Art, Monash University, Australia


Guglielmetti investigates the formations of cultural identity and subjective experience. He uses various media to explore these and related issues; electronic, digital and biological. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including the Melbourne International Film Festival 2001, Biennial of Electronic Arts Perth (BEAP) 2004, Ars Electronica 2004, and showcased at the Architectural Biennial in Beijing 2004 and in 'Australian Screen Culture', at the Barbican in London 2004 and Centre Pompidou in 2003.

Recent works and exhibitions include; Travelogue: a recording of minute expressions (2011), ISEA2011, Istanbul, Turkey; A Stilled Life (2011), ncode Exhibition, Monash Art & Design gallery, Melbourne, Australia, Intractable (2010), InsideOut Exhibition, Object Gallery, Sydney and DMU Cube Gallery Leicester, England; Documentary nShape (2009) at Guilford Lane Gallery in Melbourne; and Laboratories of thought (2007) Trocadero ArtSpace, Footscray.

Guglielmetti is currently beavering away researching the relationship between cinema and artificial life in an attempt to co-evolve an artificial life filmmaker with an artificial life world.


Documentary nShape: From print to simulation


Principles from the scientific discipline of Artificial Life are often used by artists to create generative or Artificial Life screen based art. Of interest in this paper is the view into the Artificial Life 'world' and the views relation to the virtual camera, which is usually framed by the scientific practice of observing the experiment, that is, the virtual camera lens is fixed.

Given the capacity for digital media systems to accommodate an infinite (n) array of expressions this de facto in Artificial Life screen based art is unusual, but can, in part, be explained by its origins in science. Another trajectory, however, situates the development of Artificial Life and scientific visualization in the history of the 'image object'. The paper discusses the current status of Artificial Life in relation to and as part of the history of the image object and the moving image.


Thursday 29 September


11:00am - 12.30pm





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