s0laris_czerw0ny, 2022

Details

  • Edition size: 1 — unique
  • Medium: five channel video
  • Duration: 03:00 minutes
  • Resolution: 1080 x 1920 HD
  • Frame rate: 24 fps

Blather

Loosely inspired by Stanislaw Lem’s 1961 novel Solaris, s0laris_czerw0ny is the first 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.

Tools

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 first movement of a four movement piece, together with the other three works in this series.

All works in this series