by Claus Helfenschneider, 2008
"Innovate or GTFO*" - inspired by this statement of animation artist David O'Reilly, and based on the works of the early computer artist á la Frieder Nake, Georg Nees and Michael Noll this piece of work emerged — a computer program that generates images with very idiosyncratic aesthetics. It is a balancing act between randomness and control; certain rules and presettings are necessary, but change from picture to picture. Actually it is a quite simple piece of software, but it never generates the same and always an interesting output.
It is an ironic reflection of the thoughts of O'Reilly — the user may lean back and wait; the innovation can be delegated to the computer. Or can't it?
Out of approximately 800 generated images this animation was assembled.
*GTFO = "get the fuck out"