Kim Asendorf studied visual communication at the Kunsthochschule Kassel and later taught creative coding at the same place. His works experiment with technological developments or rather explore the limits of their possibilities. Most recently, he created generative NFTs and with them a completely new style of animation that challenges the viewer’s gaze as real-time animation.
Each „Monogrid“-artwork gets initialized with a start up algorithm that builds up a set of rectangles and fills them with pixels. The style of the initial filling depends on the position in the main grid. The first row (#00-0F) starts with a low density pixel grid. The density increases up to the middle row (#70-7F), where the pixel grid converts into a line grid. From the middle (#80-8F) to the bottom (#F0-FF) the density decreases again. The color balance fades from white on the left column (#00-F0) to black on the right column (#0F-FF). The complexity of the initial setup is highest in the middle (#77, #78, #87, #88) and gradually reduces to the outside. The dynamic of the animation works in the opposite direction. The simpler the structure, the higher the dynamic of the movement. There is a set of 16 animations at work. 4 noise based animations, 4 shifting animations, 4 modulo based animation and 4 reset animations, all run in parallel. Each animation selects a rectangle from the initial setup and edits the pixels in this area. The selection process runs independently and animations can overlap which results in a new style of animation.
Kim Asendorf is a conceptual and visual artist from Germany. His work ranges from online projects and performances to visual art and installations and is highly inspired by Internet culture and technology. He is widely know for the creation of Pixel Sorting, an image altering algorithm he made Open Source, the creation of file formats as work of art or The First Animated GIF Send Into Deep Space. Kim’s works has been shown at festivals and institutions like Transmediale, ZKM Karlsruhe, Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, NCCA Yekaterinburg, Eyebeam, NIMK, LEAP or the Overlapping Biennial Bucharest and at galleries and fairs like Unpainted (Munich), Moving Image Contemporary Art Fair (London), Creation Gallery G8 (Tokyo), Carroll / Fletcher (London), KM Temporaer (Berlin), XPO Gallery (Paris) or The Photographers’ Gallery (London).