Julius Von Bismarck. CERN resident. Ars Electronica winner. Data manipulator. But despite these credentials, Julius is keen to stress he’s not a scientist or technologist. Rather, he’s a true artist for the digital age.
Working closely with theoretical physicists, analysts and more, Von Bismarck has made a career out of blurring the line between art and science. His Public Faces work reacted to the mood of Berlin’s populous, replicating it on a giant digital smiley face suspended above the city, whilst his Image Fulgurator injected stealth images into people’s photos when they were unaware. Where most artists play with digital media within the confines of traditional art practices, Julius is showing us how the rules can be totally rewritten.