Pantelis Xagoraris

Pantelis Xagoraris, Drawing, 1970, ink on paper, Collection National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST), installation view, ANTIDORON. The EMST Collection, Fridericianum, Kassel, photo: Nils Klinger

Pantelis Xagoraris studied mathematics and practiced art at the intersection of science and technology, inspired by ancient Greek mathematicians, the Bauhaus, and Russian Constructivism. A strong advocate of the use of computing machines in art, he created works based on complex calculations before he even had access to a computer. During a fellowship at the MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies in 1974, and by gaining access to the hardware available at the computer center of the Athens Center of Ekistics, he started investigating the computer’s potential for visual art through the utilization of antique geometric principles in the implementation of cybernetic ideas.

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