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Alexander Zaxarov
Mar 23, 2022

Tr4ns4ctions by Berlin-based conceptual artist Kim Asendorf is a series of real-time animations that use pixels to create an abstraction of the movement of values.

The pixels are constantly rearranging, being transferred from offer to taker, liquify, appear and disappear. They are forming endless compositions, sometimes intransparent or with strange spins.The level of abstraction has been set to a 2x pixel size and the color palette of the NES with 12 different color modes. 16 pixel patterns serve as the fundamental building blocks and a simplex noise field determines the direction of movement.

Kim Asendorf is a conceptual artist and works in a large area of media and digital related art. He loves to transport things from the Internet into real life and back. Kim did several net art projects, often based on data taken from the Internet or gathered from other individuals through the Internet. He works very experimental with generative strategies, physical computing, data and glitch. Most of his works leads into installations, sculptures, visualizations and abstract geometric art, but also into applications, animated gifs or noisy sounds. In 2010 he coined the term "pixel sorting", an algorithmic image manipulation process with unique results.

Born in 1981 in Achim, near Bremen. Trained as an industrial electrician in 1999 at Daimler. Studied four semesters of computer science at Technical University of Bremen. From 2006 to 2011 he studied at the School of Art and Design Kassel with a focus on Media & Social Hacking, Net.art & New Media Art and Creative Coding.Kim lives and works in Berlin.

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Alexander Zaxarov
Mar 23, 2022

Tr4ns4ctions by Berlin-based conceptual artist Kim Asendorf is a series of real-time animations that use pixels to create an abstraction of the movement of values.

The pixels are constantly rearranging, being transferred from offer to taker, liquify, appear and disappear. They are forming endless compositions, sometimes intransparent or with strange spins.The level of abstraction has been set to a 2x pixel size and the color palette of the NES with 12 different color modes. 16 pixel patterns serve as the fundamental building blocks and a simplex noise field determines the direction of movement.

Kim Asendorf is a conceptual artist and works in a large area of media and digital related art. He loves to transport things from the Internet into real life and back. Kim did several net art projects, often based on data taken from the Internet or gathered from other individuals through the Internet. He works very experimental with generative strategies, physical computing, data and glitch. Most of his works leads into installations, sculptures, visualizations and abstract geometric art, but also into applications, animated gifs or noisy sounds. In 2010 he coined the term "pixel sorting", an algorithmic image manipulation process with unique results.

Born in 1981 in Achim, near Bremen. Trained as an industrial electrician in 1999 at Daimler. Studied four semesters of computer science at Technical University of Bremen. From 2006 to 2011 he studied at the School of Art and Design Kassel with a focus on Media & Social Hacking, Net.art & New Media Art and Creative Coding.Kim lives and works in Berlin.

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