Structures and systems of order are the predominant themes of Berlin based artist Menno Aden, known for his cartographic photographic works. Aden's photo series deal topographically and analytically with our built environment.
Making the invisible visible, uncovering traces and systems of order that pervade our everyday lives are key points in Aden's artistic work. In his generative series Kinetik, Aden goes beyond the real and creates surreal worlds in which the machines surrounding us have taken over the thinking. Kinetik emerges in an interactive creative process between man and machine. Particles, each leading a life of its own, each pursuing its own programme, join together to form a swarm that opens up new spaces, thereby generating an overall image that emerges from planned randomness.
"I have always been interested in the speculative in our reality. In my generative works, I search for a new, abstract language. Like a painter, I try to translate data into pigments. The programme contributes a lot of chance, imposes its own creativity on me. In this collaboration, data sculptures emerge, code poems between speculative reality, at the interface between abstract and concrete. In it, one witnesses a constant process in which the image constantly reinvents itself."
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