From August 20–21, two new artworks by internationally renowned artists Refik Anadol and Quayola will illuminate Fort Worth's historic Pioneer Tower. Their large-scale new media installations, curated by Doo Eun Choi, will premiere as the first of four major public art projects as part of the Fort Worth Public Art (FWPA) program, a City of Fort Worth initiative managed by the Arts Council of Fort Worth.
To create their works, both Anadol and Quayola took advantage of the newest artificial intelligence and data visualization technology. For Pioneer Tower Dreams, Anadol captures and reimagines Fort Worth citizens' memories of the city using machine learning algorithms. Quayola's Texas Surveys: New Pointillism, Landscape Scans and Horse Paintings explores the natural beauty of Fort Worth through what he calls “computational paintings,” which visualize data captured from sources such as laser-scanned trees or the motion-captured movement of horses.
Beyond Pioneer Tower, AURORA and FWPA will present a supporting exhibition curated by Dr. Lauren Cross. The show will feature artworks by North Texas artists who work with technology-based media.