Another Campo Marzio is an ongoing set of software experiments by ruminating on the destabilizing capacity of the digital format, which often radically collapses history and scale through acts of digital translation. This tendency echoes the engravings of Piranesi in his original Campo Marzio etchings, wherein the artist freely recombined fragments with little or no regard for historical or archaeological accuracy.
Another Campo Marzio is an automated drawing apparatus celebrating the inherent beauty of useless machines.
The code draws from a library of plans, recombines urban fragments and synthesizes them into continuous, potentially infinite patterns. The project leverages historical plans to suggest impossible and fantastical situations while destabilizing the order and totality of the original fragments.
The installation utilizes a piece of mundane office equipment (a dot matrix printer) to produce infinite drawings of imaginary cities. The machine re-animates existing material and offers new aesthetic experiences of architectural history through software.