DIGITAL:CANVAS invites us to explore the work of Eiichi Tosaki in a new, exciting event called Enactive BCD. Eiichi Tosaki is a Japanese visual artist, art historian and philosopher currently living and working in Melbourne, Australia. He has lectured widely on art history, art theory, philosophy, religion, animation, Japanese culture, and fine art. Eiichi has published internationally on art history, philosophy, and Japanese culture, exhibited and collaborated broadly with artists, musicians, and computer programmers including Tokyo Wondersite, Fukushima Biennale, and Scienceworks. Through his unique theory of visual rhythm, Tosaki has developed a bimanual drawing method (BCD) which he has practiced for over 30 years.
Now let’s clarify what does BCD stand for?! Short of Bimanual Coordination Drawing, this is meant to be a new concept of drawing and visualization. Being already used to DIGITAL:CANVAS events focused on the idea of light and visual composition, Eiichi Tosaki adds just the right amount of harmony to introduce us in a non-linear mathematics and geometry space. BCD is a method to approach to new “form” which is not just 2D or 3D figure but complex multi-dimensional figures, such as multi-knor Klein Bottle or Calabi-Yau. The concept of Enactivism implies that cognition is the result of a dynamic interaction between an acting organism and its environment. The enactive interfaces are interactive systems which use action for transmitting knowledge, usually using a human – machine pair.
The objectives of this project, framed in the development of computer-aided composition software, are to promote an idea of visual rhythm in improvisation and in the visual field, where rhythm can be identified as “schema” or as “composition” into computer technology.
The event is part of the Japanese Culture Month 2019, which takes place for the first time in Timisoara.
Event hosted by DIGITAL:CANVAS. More info here.