Algorithmic folding

Forth, Jamie. 2024. Algorithmic folding. In: Glenna Batson and Susan Sentler, eds. Artmaking as Embodied Enquiry – Entering the Fold. Bristol: Intellect. ISBN 9781789389685 [Book Section] (In Press)

No full text available
[img] Text
forth-2024-algorithmic-folding-preprint.pdf - Accepted Version
Permissions: Administrator Access Only until 9 December 2025.
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

Download (5MB)

Abstract or Description

This chapter attempts to re-envision the practice of computational art within the nexus of the fold. It takes inspiration from the artistic and somatic practices of the curators of this edited volume who have encouraged and facilitated this research. At a time in which algorithmic processes shape our experiences to a seemingly ever greater extent the practice of computational art offers a perspective from which to critically address this phenomenon as well as provides a means for intervention. Following Deleuze’s reading of Leibniz, the analysis attempts to trace interweaving threads between art and computation to foreground practices and ways of thinking and can serve as both context and subject matter for artistic investigation. Reflections on the practice-research project Mediated Movement, Choreographic Collaboration are presented as a case-study through which many of these ideas were explored.

Item Type:

Book Section


computational art; fold; superfold; metacomputation; embodiment; practice research; Deleuze; Leibniz;

Departments, Centres and Research Units:



January 2023Accepted
9 December 2024Published

Item ID:


Date Deposited:

20 Feb 2023 10:50

Last Modified:

03 May 2024 16:00


View statistics for this item...

Edit Record Edit Record (login required)