(…) Auto creative art is art of change, growth movement.
Auto-destructive art and auto creative art aim at the integration of art with the advances of science and technology. The immediate objective is the creation, with the aid of computers, of works of art whose movements are programmed and include "self-regulation". The spectator, by means of electronic devices can have a direct bearing on the action of these works.(…)
Auto-Destructive Art, Machine Art, Auto-Creative Art, 1961, third Manifesto
Just like tulips, this residence lasts for fifteen days, then it dies.
The collective of master students of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon worked after the evanescent idea of what metamorphoses during a certain period of time ending or suspending its movement at the final moment, the last day of this residence.
After the Auto -Destructive Art Manifesto of Gustav Metzger, especially with its corollary of 1961, the collective sought to establish relations between the possibilities of image mutation and work experience in the digital field. They work with temporal movement and self-regulation in the construction of dialogues between their different approaches which only exists through the user activation.
Colective of the Faculty of Fine Arts
of the University of Lisbon
Ana Catarina Correia
Henrique Vieira Ribeiro
Leonardo Moura Mateus
Maria Inês Pinto
Tomás von der Osten