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Semibreve Festival To Exhibit Work By Andreas Lutz
Christian Eede , October 10th, 2019 17:21

'Offset XYZ', a work by the German media artist, is the winner of this year's EDIGMA SEMIBREVE Award

With Braga's Semibreve festival approaching later this month, organisers have announced that German media artist Andreas Lutz is the recipient of this year's EDIGMA SEMIBREVE Award, which annually aims to "celebrate and promote the creation of works that explore the interactivity, sound and image supported through the use of digital technologies," the festival says.

Lutz has been crowned the winner of the award specifically for a piece dubbed 'Offset XYZ'. "Imitating human behavioural patterns with derived, abstracted actions and processes, Offset XYZ - a physical artificial intelligence - tries to establish communication with the human observer," the festival explains. "The kinetic sculpture's behaviour includes fixed, dynamic and random movements together with flexible time units (unique, repetitive, intuitive) to create an autonomous, unpredictable object which possess its own time basis, its own consciousness, its own reality."

You can preview the work via the video above. Semibreve festival runs in Braga, Portugal from October 25-27. Suzanne Ciani, Kode9, Avalon Emerson, Nik Void and more will all play at the event. For more information and to get tickets, head here.

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