Pure Movement 1

Part of the Pure Movements series

I am fascinated by the complex yet elegantly fluid movement of spiders. I perceive beauty in the movement itself, separate from the creature which produces it.

To represent my perception I formalise the behavioural rules of the movement and translate them into computational instructions. The spider’s basic gait pattern is an alternation of 2 tetrapods with 4 legs moving while 4 are on the ground. The steps are altered in length and frequency according to variations in the terrain. Furthermore, the gait of some spider species becomes irregular as they move faster.

I visualise the abstract algorithm using the aesthetic language I developed in my photographic work which explores marginal scenes in my everyday surroundings.

I represent variations of the algorithm in different environments.

Pure Movement 1, environment 1

Environment 1 is a photographic image from EVERYDAY (6 May 2014).

The work won the Digital Canvas open call by art channel ikono.TV, has been exhibited in New York and Bologna and was selected for the Film Stripping programme at Centrum contemporary art space, Berlin.

Pure Movement 1, environment 1
digital video loop generated by custom algorithm 1:23 min
HD resolution
2015

Visual Reference Grid 1.1
for Pure Movement 1, environment 1, images taken from EVERYDAY

Pure Movement 1, environment 1.2

Environment 1 is a photographic image from EVERYDAY

An edition of 9 unique iterations of the algorithm (+1 artist’s proof), each generating a subtly different movement.
available on digital art platform s[edition]

Pure Movement 1, environment 1.2
9 unique digital video loops (+1AP), each  generated by an iteration of the custom algorithm
length varies between 0:58 and 1:04 min [above: 30 sec excerpt]

HD resolution
2016

Visual Reference Grid 1.1.2
for Pure Movement 1, environment 1.2, images taken from EVERYDAY