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    Art that makes itself and other generative beginnings: Paul Brown interviewed by Bronaċ Ferran

    Brown, P. and Ferran, Bronaċ (2017) Art that makes itself and other generative beginnings: Paul Brown interviewed by Bronaċ Ferran. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews 42 (1-2), pp. 158-168. ISSN 0308-0188.

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    In an interview with Bronaċ Ferran, Paul Brown recalls his involvement with people and places formative in shaping important countercultures of the 1960s and his long-term interest in generative art processes. He describes his interests since childhood in art and technological thinking which was further inspired by the Cybernetic Serendipity exhibition at the ICA in 1968. Shortly before seeing this, he had left art school, discouraged by a tutor who, on seeing a system-based drawing he had made, told him he would never become an artist. This exit proved liberating as Brown swiftly went on to forge an autonomous route working on light-shows and other multimedia events particularly at The Blackie in Liverpool, which had links to Drury Lane Arts Lab and other centres of radical experimentation. He returned to college in the early 1970s to study art and computing which became the basis of his successful art career.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Paul Brown, Brown & Son, Daniel Brown, Art That Makes Itself, The Blackie, light-shows, computer-based art, generative art, systems art, fractal systems, conceptual art, Art Concret
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2017 12:57
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:42


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