ORNAMENTAL BUG GARDEN 2004
- SCREEN BASED COMPUTATIONAL WORK
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OBG001 is part of a new series of wall hanging digital self-contained systems built by boredomresearch. This series of works combines gaming techniques and artificial life modelling to explore relationships between scientific modelling techniques and ornamental gardens.
"In a garden elements are composed and managed in a way that tries to be natural whilst often combining formal sculptural elements to create a place of tranquillity and relaxation. In artificial life modelling the purpose is normally to understand or predict how a natural system may behave in certain circumstances. Here we attempt to combine the two approaches by building a population of modelled life forms into a formally arranged space with a compositional and aesthetic agenda."
The piece contains a colony of objects catapulting around a garden with bubble pumping lifts and algorithmically composed plant life. Collisions with its elements trigger sounds to make up an incidental sound piece.