John Osborne

2008, 03:24 minutes, colour


The video "Motion" is the third in The Complexity Series based on sequences of evolving patterns generated by mathematical rules or algorithms. The patterns were captured frame by frame from a program written in the Java language. These images were then further manipulated using "After Effects" to create motion and colour. A music sound track was composed using open source loops and synchronized to the changing images. The video attempts to visualize sound.

The Complexity Series (4 videos): In early 2000, I started writing computer programs in Java using evolutionary algorithms to generate patterns and abstract images. My goal was to use the changing images not only as 2-D art but also as the basis for animated films to explore the relationship between sounds and images.

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