Auto-stereoscopic 3D video, 6 min, 2016
This video is a 3 minute fragment of a longer 6 minute piece and shows a mono version of an auto-stereoscopic 3D video.
"I am NATURA*,
I am the network, field, and lines of the energy of all the beings,
Stars and galaxies of stars, worlds, animals, minds, nerves, dust.
The lace and foam of vibration that is being itself,
Every part, part of another part and the whole part of each part,
And so comprehensible to myself only as a whole,
Boundless and unclosed."
Always Coming Home, Ursula K. Le Guin
NATURA* Daemon features NATURA*, an all-encompassing artificial super-intelligence that has managed to become synonymous with the natural world. In this multi-channel installation, NATURA* oscillates between different states, constantly in motion. We are in many places at the same time; we move through different scales and perspectives. In this part of the installation we are watched over by an avatar, a strange stranger who is both familiar and very strange indeed. Show in glasses-free auto-stereoscopic 3D (by Dimenco) this stranger is viscerally present in the space and confronts us with its strangeness.
As a whole NATURA* suggest a new morphogenesis, one in which the digital and natural become indistinguishable. Carrying in the tradition of these speculative future-oriented films, the project attempts the seemingly impossible task of stepping out of our own human perspective.
Camera and image mastering: John Treffer
With special thanks to Uilen & Roofvogels.nl and Dimenco
Produced during a residency at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten with support from the Mondriaan Fund and the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds