Animal Warmth #12
The Bell Museum’s new quarterly social brings together contemporary art and science for an evening social activities, performances, and presentations on a theme. Each event features the creative work of a Bell Museum Artist-in-residence, who will mine the museum’s collection of art objects, scientific specimens, and other curiosities to present a new research-based work.
For my residency used light as a theme to bring life to our hairy friends on the mammal floor of the museum. Using a number of biomemetic algorithms for generating movement (e.g. bird flocking, brownian motion...), Animal Warmth #12 continue my exploration of what my old composer friend Masonic called "animal warmth", the elusive human quality present in certain composed sounds and sights, to which I am drawn. This work is a continuation of my previous experiments with visual rhythmicity, as seen in my previous Animal Warmth experiment.