Installation view, The Project, Los Angeles, fall 2004
Form Study #1 (5000 units)   2004
Digitally animated DVD.
Running time 1hr 33min, looped. Ed. 25

A synthetic, single-channel DVD for monitor displaying a long, slow pan across a shelf. On this rests a collection of 5000 unique elements. The individual objects were auto-generated by a somewhat intricate artist-authored system.


The two 3d-animated video pieces (Form StudyStill Life), though constructed differently from one another, were both rendered in Maya. Form Study was completely auto-generated with a combination of C & MEL code. The continuous video was assembled with a C/ImageMagick app I wote. Still Life is essentially a hand-made and -designed work with some custom MEL tools thrown-in.