This body of work explores the relationship between Coding and Choreography through the movements generated from these sculptures.
This sculpture and intermedia project is driven by a fascination with amalgamating mechanics, art and technology. These motor-driven sculptures use simplistic and elementary mechanisms employing principles of rotation and oscillation put the materials into motion and as a result of this recurring movement patterns are generated. Thus to create illusionary and rhythmic visual complexities within kinetic sculptures.
This body of work explores the relationship between Coding and Choreography through the movements generated from these sculptures. Dancers, just like computers, are already very capable of performing a great deal of things. However, dancers often require the presence of choreographers to generate movement sequences. Since computers are unable to independently think for themselves, they require programmers to provide them with sets of instructions in order to perform specific commands. Coding is basically a process of designing an executable computer program to accomplish a specific computing result and to perform specific tasks using sets of codes and commands. Much like the process of choreography whereby a choreographer builds sequences of movements of physical bodies in which motion and form are both specified to be performed by dancers. With my works I draw a line of connection between the two by using coding to produce a choreography that is logical to the performance ability of the machines.
I selected materials such as metal, acrylic and plywood string and wire. These types of materials are considered to be industrial in their ordinary usage and often can be seen within our mundane environments. By using a limited selection of plain materials, it ensures that movement is the most evident aspect of his work. When the machines start to perform, the aim is for the structures to become almost imperceptible, drawing all the attention to the motion and emerging patterns which appear as movement blurs into form. Thus, the mesmerising ‘image’ becomes the performer, the star of the show.
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