Alexander Whitley

Taking inspiration from chaos theory, the dynamic processes it describes and the associated geometric patterns found in nature, Chaotic Body 2: Liminal Phase is a motion-capture-based digital dance film for screen and augmented reality. A short work for two dancers, it places emphasis on the human breath to dissolve the boundaries between the form of their bodies and the environment in which they are situated.

This artwork can be seen exclusively on site at Hamburg’s Oberhafen

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Running time 6 minutes
Lead Artist / Director Alexander Whitley
Choreographer Alexander Whitley
Composer Missy Mazzoli
Digital Artists (film) Uncharted Limbo Collective
Digital Artists (AR) Fenyce
Dancers Hannah Ekholm, David Ledger
Producer Donna Meierdiercks
Project Coordinator Emi Del Bene

United Kingdom, 2021

VOLNA

This installation is inspired by the relics of industrial power and their potential, which remained unclaimed for many years, following the demise of the industrial age. These factories, once great behemoths of the Industrial Age, gradually fell into disrepair. Some would find life housing small, semi-legal businesses, while many became little more than vandalized ruins. An audio reactive installation, Powerline is a short circuit caused by these circumstances. Driven by а generative beat structure, the visible lines create a throbbing 15-meter “voltaic arc”, filling a liminal space with electric buzz and light.

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Artists VOLNA

Russia, 2020

Matthew Biederman

Morphogerador is a reflection on the biological processes that create structural color as we see it in a variety of insects such as the Morpho butterfly, along with many species of beetles. These reaction-diffusion systems were first employed to describe biomorphological systems by Alan Turning in his seminal article “The Chemical Basis of Morphogenesis”. Morphogerador uses similar algorithms to create an ever evolving yet stable system that continually brings the perspective both closer and wider without ever reaching the smallest or widest view, hinting at new areas of knowledge that exist on the very periphery of our perspective

   
The Canadian projects are part of the culture program related to Canada’s Guest of Honour presentation at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2021 and are supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of Canada (Embassy of Canada to Germany) and the Québec Government Office in Berlin.

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Artist  Matthew Biederman

Canada / Portugal, 2018

Studio Iregular

Employing software that computes probabilities every second, Forward is a generative video installation showcasing two digital tunnels that transform shape, pattern and direction through an infinite series of variables. Random audiovisual iterations that are never the same, the tunnels are also a reference to the future – so unstable and fragile that the very act of thinking about them can change their course. They exist in a state of constant evolution, redrawing themselves every instant, underpinning the futility of being too concerned or anxious about what’s to come.

   
The Canadian projects are part of the culture program related to Canada’s Guest of Honour presentation at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2021 and are supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of Canada (Embassy of Canada to Germany) and the Québec Government Office in Berlin.

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Artistic realisation Studio Iregular

Canada, 2015