Hidden Forest (2018)
Format: Algorithmic audio-visual composition
Hidden Forest is an algorithmic composition combining a variety of media elements. The concept examines the use of technology on representing ecological concerns. The metaphor of a forest acts as an ecosystem inhabited by entities whose presence can be sensed through the movement of light and sound. These non-biological entities flash across the screen intertwining and reproducing with one another. It’s through an appliance of movement that allows us to comprehend an embodied existence in a spatial-temporal field. The piece amplifies our senses to raise awareness of how natural and artificial ecosystems can interact in order to bring about social change. The visual material of photography, film and hand-drawn sketches all encoded to the properties of an electronic music score. The appliance of mapping and the use of experimental modelling techniques is an important aspect of my artistic research. The temporal in the invariant algorithmic design relies on continual relations between the user and technology. It is precisely this emphasis on the evolving relationship between parameters, or their interactive feedback that characterizes the piece in terms of real-time adaptation, emergence and transformation. The parametric design allows the temporal dimension of space to become central through the formation of invariant topologies. Prediction is no longer based on finite probabilities, but rather on the inclusion of potential qualities. Thus the piece offers a fresh insight into the formation of art as a way to restore a continuity of experience in nature.
Figure 1: A video version of Hidden Forest (2018)
inSonic Festival 2018 Fri, 07.12.2018 – Sat, 08.12.2018
Dual Screen Stage Layout:
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