*dedicated to Karen Barad, Rosi Braidotti, Donna Haraway and Bruno Latour
The project’s intention was to explore the framework of my actant (computer & C4D software) in a series of experiments and disclose scenarios or entanglements that might arise from complex parameter inputs.
The setup was rudimentary: a camera circles inside the cavity of a torus and films emerging configurations. As material input, I inserted a shot of an earlier rendering, thus feeding the program only its own output. I tweaked the material and lighting parameters so that they affected each other in ways I could neither control nor predict. In about 1 of 1000 frames, a most peculiar and baffling scenario emerged.
Given the distinct and idiosyncratic neoplasia that emerged, I am inclined to assume that the algorithms implemented in the software contain shares of artificial intelligence. If not, the images indicate that “normal” algorithms enable the generation of novel shapes.
Karjalasta Kajahtaa/ Carelia Calling
Karjalasta Kajahtaa (Carelia Calling I, II, III)
Karjalasta Kajahtaa III
Karjalasta Kajahtaa II
Karjalasta Kajahtaa I
Submarine Embryonic Becomings
seb 3.025, Embryonic Elsewheres* (seb 3.048), seb 3.067
*the title was inspired by Bayo Akomolafe and Alnoor Ladha: Perverse particles, entangled monsters and psychedelic pilgrimages: Emergence as an ontoepistemology of not-knowing, in: ephemera (2017), p. 819.
Embryonic Elsewheres (seb 3.048)