Digital Art comes alive!
Saptakam is a Sanskrit word and denotes a group of seven.
By Hans-Georg Türstig, Ph. D.
The Saptakam was an online project taking part 2002. A group of seven international artists created a so-called digital artfield
for a particular digital or digitalized photo or work of art. The first digital image (A) formed the basis, and artist 1 (who choose that image) created two digital derivations from it (B and C) and send the
derivations to two artists of her/his choice: Artist 2 and artist 3.
They each created two new pictures (D,E and F,G) based on that picture and send them to two new artists of their choice: artist 4, artist
5, artist 6, and artist 7. The first artfield was now completed and the next artist, number two started the next one, sending his/her starting images to the artists 3 and 4...and so on.
Have a look at the digital artfields which were 2003 completed:
Regretably the links to Hans-Dieter Grossmann’s and Wayne Cosshall’s artfields are missing.
1. Humility by Hans Georg Tuerstig, USA (please, look under “Projects”!)
2. Beyond by Ingrid Kamerbeek, Germany
3. Moving by Hans-Dieter Grossmann, Germany
4. Nothingness by Shankar Barua, India
5. Depth by Parys St. Martin, Australia
6. Beauty by Karin Kuhlmann, Germany
7. Daemon by Wayne J. Cosshall, Australia