At gamescom cologne 2014 five design students showed original lithografies by Salvador Dalí in their exhibition »Code of Surrealism«. This multimedia art exhibition is a transdisciplinary work between art, digital, games and design and shows the artwork's transmissions in digital forms. Dalís illustrations of Don Quixote intermingle with contemporary technologies – an amazing fusion of pictorial reminiscences and contemporary imagery.
Supported by Prof. Michael Erlhoff the students used creative techniques established in surrealism and transferred them into the present day. One of this transfers are the associations of the artificial intelligence »Google« with Dalís illustration cycle »Don Quichotte«. Edited in a video the visitors experience a digital Chinese Whispers 2.0.
Moreover, cooperation with gamelab cologne the computer game »Drawlí« was presented at the fair. Here, the gamers have to draw their elite enemies themselves before fighting them. Thus, the gamer becomes active creater of the game and is able to create his own fragile phantasy world.
»Code of Surrealism« visualizes the transitory of dreams. With transparent acrylic glass tubes random structures and spaces appear – spheres made out of nothing that can be experienced. The exhibition is created out of materials that were not made for this purpose and could be fully removed and reused afterwards.
With great thank to our sponsors: Trilux, Oktalite Lichttechnik GmbH, Maul, Gamescom, Wacom, Hundt Druck, Antalis, Euro Art Luxembourg
Christoph Claus, Simone Fahrenhorst, Mario Frank, Ann-Kristin Zoppe
supervised by Prof. Michael Erlhoff & Prof. Uta Brandes