Artwork: Process. / Exhibited: Experimental Art Gallery SPACES (U.S.), SPEKTRUM Art + Science Gallery SPEKTRUM (Berlin). / Year: 2014-2016. / Category: New Media Art, Projection Mapping, Interactive Art.

PROCESS is a generative audiovisual media installation that is based on curiosity about the limits of using generative media production tools and technology. Concept, 3D design, multi-channel sound made by Irina Spicaka and generative animation, projection mapping by Krisjanis Rijnieks.

Abstraction ➝
Every process has beginning and end. What happens in between can be only certain to limited extent considering that we are human beings and whether we want or not, we make involuntary random decisions. The visual system is meant to be as an abstraction of any process - it has certain constraints and seemingly unlimited amount of outcome. No matter how random the decisions are, the outcome is aesthetically decent representation of the system and its constraints.

Concept ➝
By definition the word "process" denotes a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end. The word "particular" makes one think that the result or the "end" is always the same, but it can be interpreted more broadly. A particular end can be within particular range of possible endings and it is possible to define the range by using an algorithm.

The installation PROCESS is a set of algorithms that interact with each other and make partly predictable result. The goal of this work is to show how many different sound and visual variations it is possible to create by using the same algorithm. Three­-dimensional surfaces are used as screens for video and generative animations. There are several generative and designed sound sources connected to visual compositions ­all­ together forming one bigger composition consisting of six parts that is running in a loop. Each loop starts with the same impulse and ends with an algorithmically predictable yet different audiovisual culmination.

PROCESS is a composition of 11 objects that are dispersed in space. For the first time one part of the artwork was exhibited at the gallery SPACES in Cleveland (U.S.) in 2014, supported by CEC ArtsLink Artist in Residence program in New York. The complete artwork was exhibited at SPEKTRUM gallery in Berlin (February 2016).

Art grants: CEC ArtsLink, The National Endowment for the Arts, Ohio Arts Council, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia (SCCF).

Special thanks to SPEKTRUM and SPACES teams, Martinez Gonzalez (GON7O) for sound mastering, Mike Moritz and Carlo Maggiora and Gaitis Burvis for prototyping and fabricating sculptures.

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