Some Notes on the Works in the RANDOM ECOLOGIES
I. The Concept:
The connecting theme is a search for
autonomous machines which generate
images not exactly logical but not without
The work in this series is involved with
integrating different image
principles into a single machine.
The programs are Real-Time computer performances
by families of
sub-programs, each based on a different
image generation or processing
principle, working together to form
a synthetic (visual) ecology.
A world where the competing elements
form silent visual images based
on games of chance and design, order
and chaos, organic and inorganic
form, interaction and independence.
A time-sharing system draws incomplete
form fragments and generates
I. The Work:
and organization of forms based on circles
and pseudo-three-dimensional polygons. A set of
line-segments chase each other across the screen
the general turmoil.
pseudo-three-dimensional polygons, sometimes related
independent, are integrated into more complex
an image processing cell automat.
processing cell automat plays literally a more
role this time. Plumes, circle-segments and other
presented for processing. The image become fragmented
around but the processing continues.....
of circles, blocks and other forms, processing,
springing, growing or just being. A festival of
Amsterdam, March 1998
a visual interweaving within the continually