The new aestetics of the tech and art world has been simmering away a scene that has remained a constant for over 25 years — ever since the dawn of affordable home computers back in the early 1980s.
The demoscene, a thriving underground movement that’s been exploring and generating art with computers has been active on reviving those old computer techniques and recently released a full-length documentary that gives a portrait of the creative digital subculture from 80s to the present day.
About the documentary:
Computers provided an opportunity for the creator to produce visuals and sound effects and combine them to create the ultimate audiovisual experience, by using only the language of mathematics and writing program code, without physical interaction. As a result of such techniques, demos were born, and with them, the demoscene subculture. A demo can best be understood as a spectacular animated music video which is usually a few minutes long. And yet it’s something entirely different from a traditional video. Computer technics is the fastest developing part of our world, which produces more and more new opportunities for art. Moleman shows you now a digital subculture, where artists don’t use always the latest technology, but their aim is also to bring out the best from 30 year-old computer technics.