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