Silence of The Mind

Generative Artworks / 100x100 cm digital print

2011 Art Exhibit, July 27-31. Bridges conference on connections between art and mathematics, University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Silence of the Mind is a generative artwork project which is developed using a generative grammar programming language, Context Free Grammar (CFG). And some additional image editing tools.

Ozan Turkkan © 2010

Chaotic-looking image which represents fractal behavior of our mind, created by an algorithm (whihch is a well-ordered collection of unambiguous and effectively computable operations that when executed produces a result and halts in a finite amount of time) using a generative grammar programming language. Represents the tension and the balance between chaos and order. And fatal position as a possibility of creation.

Generative Art, refers to art that has been generated, composed, or constructed in an algorithmic manner through the use of systems defined by computer software algorithms, or similar mathematical or mechanical or randomised autonomous processes.
It is a system oriented art practice where the common denominator is the use of systems as a production method. An artist or creator will usually set down certain ground-rules or formula and/or templates materials, and will then set a random or semi-random process to work on those elements.