Varia Zoosystematica Profundorum - installation docu
Experimental studies in deep sea communication
Generative Arts Class, UdK, 2010; Prof. A. de Campo; H. Hoelzl, R. Wieser.
Installation at Grosser Wasserspeicher, Berlin.
The Generative Art/Computational Art class at UdK has developed models for Deep Sea communication, inspired by the work of Louis Bec and Vilem Flusser: A number of agents simulate aspects of the communicative behavior of different deep sea creatures. They transmit symbols ("letters") to each other which each individual assembles into longer chains ("words"); when an agent / creature has collected a word it deems meaningful, it expresses that word by emitting sound, light, or motion patterns. Some creatures generate rhythmic pulse sequences, some almost melodic phrases. Others let hues of colors flash over their skins, while others again float up and down in space in response to the conversation between them.