Casey Reas


Linear Perspectives

Gathering source material from newspapers, Reas has created three real-time video works that manifest his personal confrontations with media. Projected on the main gallery wall, Linear Perspective (2015) is a work-in-progress that sources the primary front-page photographs from the New York Times for the entire year. The work will be complete on December 31st, 2015.

Casey Reas writes software to explore conditional systems as art. Through defining emergent networks and layered instructions, he has defined a unique area of visual experience that builds upon concrete art, conceptual art, experimental animation, and drawing. While dynamic, generative software remains his core medium, work in variable media including prints, objects, installations, and performances materialize from his visual systems. Reas is a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. With Ben Fry, Reas initiated Processing in 2001. Processing is an open source programming language and environment for the visual arts.