Anamorphic Fluid is a computer generated animation that simulates the movement of leaves suspended and floating in a liquid until disrupted by the presence and gestures of spectators.
Inspired by the Dadaist Tristan Tzara’s and Brion Gysin’s recombinatory cut-up techniques, also used by the beat writer William Borroughs in which text segments are randomly organized to create new configurations of meaning, Anamorphic Fluid continuously recombines a collection of images through the simulation of movement in fluids activated by viewers movements.
The images on the screen are constrained in a three-dimensional virtual rectangle with the screen functioning as a window into the virtual scene. As the images move around within the virtual space, they bounce back whenever they collide with any of the boundary walls or the screen itself, triggering sounds such as shattered glass, rattling keys, cymbals, etc. The effect of the continuously aleatory sound sequences is reminiscent of musical performances based on chance actions.
George Legrady Studio