Fondazione Prada and gta exhibitions at the ETH Zurich Department of Architecture
"Sturm&Drang” explores Computer-generated imagery (CGI) practices, experiences, and environments.
The project, curated by Luigi Alberto Cippini (Armature Globale), Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen (gta exhibitions, ETH Zurich), consists of a series of online masterclasses from 7 April 2021 and an exhibition project in the spaces of Osservatorio Fondazione Prada in Milan from 16 September 2021 to 17 January 2022 and later at gta exhibitions, ETH Zurich.
The project title plays on words of Sturm und Drang (Storm and Stress), the German cultural and literary movement of the late 18thcentury. It refers to the double nature of CGI that, thanks to its capacity of creating both hyper-realistic and fantastic images. CGI is the creation of still or animated visual content with imaging software. It is used to produce pictures and videos for many purposes including film special effects, video games but also warfare, medicine, visual art as well as augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) applications. Strengthened by the pandemic, CGI is also gaining a growing presence in everyday life through social media.