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COT x Music #3: Autopoietic systems - Felix Lazo

Location: Online
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From performance to interactive installations

This lecture describes the Sistemas Autopoiéticos o (autopoieticSystems) from 2005 to the present day, how they were generated, concepts and background. This systems are multimedia machines (software + hardware) of interaction and feedback, they generate an audible and visual response in direct relation with the visual and audible stimuli of the surroundings. The work only exists in the process of engagement with its surroundings, or in autopoietic terms in the structural coupling of the system with the ambient. It includes different works done under these concepts, a flow chart and works that deviate or mutate from the general concept. Starting as a performance tool to evolve in interactive installations.

Key Words: Autopoiesis, Interactive Art, Multimedia, Structural Coupling , Process Art, Digital Art, Code Art, Feedback process, Multimedia performance, interactive installations 

Felix Lazlo studied biology for three years at the University of Chile, while completing his music studies at the Catholic University of Chile. He has a degree in Higher Performance in Music from the Catholic University of Chile, he won the Fulbright scholarship and completed a Master's Degree in Music Education and a Master's Degree in Art Education from Columbia University New York, Teachers College. Between 2002 and 2003 he studied musical composition at the Center de Creation Musical Iannis Xenakis in Paris. Trained as a scientist and musician, he encountered the visual arts at an early age. After defining a visual language between color field painting and arte povera, he happened to come across computers, managing to unite his interests in science, music and the visual arts.



The COT x Music online seminars discuss the possible applications of reaction networks - in particular the Chemical Organization Theory (COT) - to generative systems in art, focusing on music & sound. This series is an international collaboration around the research project "The Origins of Goal-directedness: a Formal Scenario based on Chemical Organization Theory and Cybernetics" led by the Center Leo Apostel, Vrije Universiteit Brussels and funded by the John Templeton Foundation. 

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