Kirk Clyne is an emerging artist based in Toronto, working primarily in code-based, generative digital media.
His practice involves writing software that relies heavily on random chance to create ever-changing images, animations and music from a handful of ingredients. He develops each piece in a process of collaboration with the computer, similar to an improvised musical duet, where unanticipated results can unveil surprising new creative directions to explore.
The artist’s influences include the “cut-up” novels of William S. Burroughs, the “exquisite corpse” game of the Surrealists, even Mad Libs—cultural artifacts produced with an element of chance.
Kirk has been using code to make artwork since he was a child, using a broad range of programming languages and software tools along the way. Many of these tools have since fallen to history, making it difficult to properly display older works; however, some documentation images and video are preserved on this site.
In his commercial career, Kirk leads the creative team at Art & Science, a digital experience design agency. His professional background also includes several years as a university and college instructor of design software and programming.
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