Kidner, Michael. (12 of 14). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives
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1996-03-16 and 1996-03-29 and 1996-04-08
Interviewee's home, London, United Kingdom
Kidner, Michael, 1917-2009 (speaker, male)
Curtis, Penelope, (speaker, female)
Part 12. Friendship with Kenneth Martin (continued); discussion of Michael Kidner's (MK) growing interest in mathematics and his work relating to it; his work with lattices in the 1970s; MK's use of computers for drawing, and remarks of Geoffrey Steele's about the use of computers in art; discussion of differences between art generated by computer and art made by purely human action, and remarks on one of MK's most recent pieces; his concern with the third dimension; discussion of MK's working methods, and of the interaction between original concept and aesthetic judgement in his work. Remarks on idealism and politics, especially concerning the Russian revolution and the building of Brasilia, and about ideas concerning the creation of order. Discussion of MK's reading about mathematics, of the use of computers, and of human thinking.
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