- Edition size: 1 — unique
- Medium: five channel video
- Duration: 02:35 minutes
- Resolution: 1080 x 1920 HD
- Frame rate: 24 fps
Loosely inspired by Stanislaw Lem’s 1961 novel Solaris, s0laris_czarny is the second in a series of four procedurally generated three-dimensional fractals, animated by the interplay between a set of mathematical algorithms and the differing spectral frequencies of the accompanying soundscape.
In Lem’s novel, the planet Solaris orbits twin stars, one red, one blue, and is covered by a vast gelatinous ocean given to sudden eruptions of immense, ambiguous, intricate structures, which, despite signs of extraordinary extraterrestrial intelligence, remain resolutely incomprehensible to human observers.
Houdini 19.0 + Redshift 3.0 + DaVinci Resolve 18.1 + Ableton Live 11.1
Installation & display
The video above is the first channel of a five channel work, intended for site-specific projection rather than screen-based display. The other four channels show the same subject from differing vantage points. The five channel work may be installed as the second movement of a four movement piece, together with the other three works in this series.