I am honoured to have my FOR COVIMETRY outcomes represented in this exhibition in Poland. The project is curated by Mark Starel. This recording was made for a Polish TV channel. To have my online animation featured, both in the exhibition and this recording, has made for a pleasant end to a challenging year.
A virtual exhibition, featuring a never ending contemporary algorithmic animation.
The random colour spirals seemed to fit with these COVID times. The spiral representing geometry. Then, combined with the random colour and mark size, representing the spread of the virus outward from the source. I then decided to offset the spiral to represent the asymmetric infection pattern in the population, between age groups in particular. But, these things are just my motivation for constructing these abstract algorithmic serial outcomes.
It is (maybe) worth saying, the mask is used here as a symbol of our time and as a tool to add context. I do not make masks and I do not sell masks. Indeed, I question their use as anything more than a symbol of compliance. My anicdotal observation is, they cause the user to touch their face more often, and are just as likely to be counter productive. I make no scientific claims, this is just my own gut (dare I say) common sense feeling. The point is, I do not encourage or condone their use as anything more than a symbol of our time.
DUAL SPIRAL is a Processing sketch, an online P5js script and a series of large format prints. Each visit to the DUAL SPIRAL STREAM results in a unique presentation of two overlapping noisy colourful random spirals. A series of fixed perspective moments in time have been captured and reprocessed into large format prints, a small selection of which are currently available at PRINT.REVAD.COM.
These examples are shown as 60 inch wide metal prints installed in a contemporary space. Every print is available on a substrate of your choice and a size to suit your need.
The exhibition home page shows a random animated STREAM, made using the colours of ARTWEEKS, with the colours coded using REVAD’s colour alphabet. The animation is built using #P5js.
The [STUDIO] page shows a grid of works, photographed while installed on REVAD’s studio gallery wall. You will find a collage of drawings made in various media (marker pen on paper, pixels on screen, bungee cord on frame, and recorded as #Chromaluxe prints on aluminium.
The [NOTES] page shares two writings made while installing the exhibition. REBOOT is a comment on the coronavirus lockdown. PHILOSOPHY is a statement of one perspective on REVAD’s art practice.
There is also a free print quality catalogue (flyer) available via the site menu [CATALOGUE (PDF)] button. Please download and print for your own record of the exhibition.