Algorithm-driven Animation

My work is based on a fascination with movements and locations that are so commonplace, they are often overlooked.

For this project I studied the gait pattern of spiders. I then encoded the essence of this movement in an algorithm.

Translating the code back into visual representation I created a digital entity that exhibits the motion characteristics of a spider. Aesthetically the entity reflects my perception of a spider, not its naturalist representation. Freed from connotations, this exposes the pure movement.

The scenery is realistic, yet abstracted by choice of frame, something I explore in my photography.

My objective is to direct the viewer’s gaze to the subtle and fleeting beauty in the everyday.