Florian Grond


Computer graphic animation, 2010

hilbert02 is part of a series of works, in which I explore the structural and aesthetic properties of space-filling curves. In hilbert02, I found a variation on the topic of fragmentation, by shifting the information of an image – my self-portrait – along the structure of a space-filling curve. These results in recycled fragmentations of various degrees, sometimes in unrecognizable small-scale arrangements, sometimes in larger displaced fragments of the image, like parts of the eyes, nose, or lips. In the ideal case of infinite iteration, the arrangement in which one would see oneself undisturbed is very unlikely – in mathematical terms, of measure 0. The work was realized using the open source software Pure Data and GEM, special thanks to Mathieu Bouchard and IOhannes Zmölnig.

Florian Grond (Graz, Austria) is an affiliate member of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT, Montreal) and a PhD candidate in the Ambient Intelligence research group at the Cognitive Interaction Technology Center of Excellence, Bielefeld University, Germany. He holds an MSc (2002) from the Karl Franzens University in Graz (Austria). After his academic studies he worked at the Center for Art and Media (2003– 2007) in Karlsruhe as a research assistant and guest artist in the field of new media. He was a research trainee at the shared reality lab in the Center for Intelligent Machines (2010) and a guest researcher at the Input Devices and Music Interaction Laboratory (2008), both at McGill University. In his artistic and his academic work he focuses on the intersection between art and science, with a special but not exclusive interest in sound. He has published about these topics in various journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers. Since 2004 he has exhibited his work in venues across Japan, Europe and North America. He lives and works in Montreal, Quebec (Canada).