There is no real equivalent to a demoparty in the generative scene, since artist meetups are relatively small-scale.
Balls to the Walls is a shader-based ray-marching algorithm, involving a particularly colorful rendering technique that came to me during Genuary 2023.
It’s an artist’s choices that define their taste, technique, and style, setting them apart from other artists. Some collectors are looking for that, too.
PP: For me, the code is everything. There is a power in code, and my art is a celebration of this. But maybe there is even more to it.
Piter Pasma is a generative artist based in Groningen, The Netherlands, inspired by the power of mathematics and code. Pasma’s background in the competitive demoscene of the late 1990s honed his expertise in writing algorithms in their most efficient form, leading to multiple prizes for real-time audiovisual artworks contained in under four kilobytes. He is known for creating photorealistic generative artworks with mathematical functions, often using as few characters as possible. Pasma enjoys encouraging others to create by organizing Genuary, an annual event where artists create daily pieces according to 31 carefully selected prompts.
Alex Estorick is Editor-in-Chief at Right Click Save.
The exhibition, “N=12,” curated by Aaron Penne, is now open on Feral File.