Sarah Groff Hennigh-Palermo: Live coding patterns

Sarah Groff Hennigh-Palermo (aka Sarah GHP) is a video artist and javascript developer based between Brooklyn and Berlin. She often takes her algorithmic visual art to the stage, creating it live with her handmade javascript framework La Habra, including as part of the audio/visual live coding band Codie. Sarah’s writing on Computer Critical Computer Art demonstrates a thoughtful cultural, aesthetic and political grounding behind her glitchy, abstract and instantly recognisable work.

For the fifth instalment of the algorithmic pattern talk series, Sarah, a dialogue aficianado, was joined by Alex McLean for an interview-style chat about her work and ideas — including what analog video art has taught her about approaching the digital; historic video cruft; and the perfection of imperfection. You can watch the archive of the talk above.

Biography

Sarah Groff Hennigh-Palermo is an artist, programmer, and erstwhile data designer. Her work focuses on using the digital in a manner that can transcend its squalid and militaristic roots and reach out towards the sublime. She has created data-obscured art sites, new computer languages, and hybrid nostalgia machines. Computer errors are her best friends.

Sarah is an alumna of the School for Poetic Computation, Recurse Center, Brown University, and NYU Tandon School of Engineering. In addition to a solo exhibition as part of Wallplay’s On Canal series, she has taken part in group shows at Sonar+D, Westbeth, Day for Night, Flux Factory, and Denver Supernova.

Previous talks by Sarah: