1/9unosunove Gallery is pleased to present Extra-Humans, stochastic face generation, a solo
exhibition by Sergio Lombardo.
The opening will be held on June 6, 2023, from 6 p.m. at 1/9unosunove in Via degli Specchi, 20.
The exhibition will be open until September 23, 2023
EXTRA-HUMANS, stochastic face generation
A series of 25 Unpredictable Faces already published in the Rivista di Psicologia dell’Arte (2022)
and an unpublished series of 15 Extra-Humans are part of this exhibition. Both series were
generated with the V-RAN algorithm (1993) and subsequent modifications. In particular, the
following parameters were modulated. In the 25 Unpredictable Faces the V-RAN algorithm was
applied to the prototypes P6 with 41 vertices (13 of 4°, 2 of 6° and 26 of 2°) and P7 with 47
vertices (13 of 4° and 34 of 2°) with a random point attraction radius of r<15 and r<20. In the 15
Extra-Humans the V-RAN algorithm was applied on the prototype P8 with 34 vertices (2 of 6°, 13
of 4° and 19 of 2°) with a random point attraction radius of r<5, r<10, r<15, r<20 and r<25. Next,
an algorithm was applied to transform all 2° vertices into curves. Finally, 12 non-contiguous
regions were coloured black, leaving the remaining 8 non-contiguous regions white.
The 25 Unpredictable Faces in the first group have been aesthetically measured according to the
rules of Eventualism (D’Argenzio 2022) and together with the second group of 15 Extra-Humans
are part of two experiments still in progress: Relations and Nonsense Faces in which visitors to
the exhibition will be invited to participate.
Text by Sergio Lombardo