Jürg Lehni

Poetic Machines and Scenarios of Production


7th May 2014

What time

6.15 - 8.00pm


14 - 18 Broad Street


Full: £5
Concession: £4

Jürg Lehni works collaboratively across disciplines, dealing with the nuances of technology, tools, and the human condition. His works often take the form of platforms and scenarios for production, such as the drawing machines Hektor, Rita, and Viktor, as well as software-based structures and frameworks, including Paper.js, Scriptographer and Vectorama.org.

He has exhibited internationally in group and solo shows at the MoMA New York, Walker Art Center, Centre Pompidou, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Institute of Contemporary Arts London, and Design Museum London. Between 2012 – 2013, he was the Art Council Visiting Professor at the UCLA Department of Design Media Arts, Los Angeles in 2012 ~ 2013.

Jürg will present a mixture of historical anecdotes and tangents, along with an overview of his own works to shed light on the hidden poetics of technological processes, their impact on aesthetics and their potential as platforms for making and as vehicles for thoughts and expression.