Spherical Harmonics is an experimental CGI animation produced for display on The Wall at The Photographers' Gallery, an 8 screen digital video display. Investigating ideas of memory, photorealism, commercial imagery, fetish and technology, the film features an off-the-shelf female model in a entirely digital set, which acts as a showroom for a sequence of surreal and mysterious events.
"Spherical Harmonics is about the strange power of the CGI image. It is a hermetically sealed fantasy, full of digitally created memories, counterfeit physics and controlled accidents. A place where reality fails because it's too perfect, and where spectacular CGI setpieces are replaced with more introverted and complex fantasies - fantasies of the digital-artist-as-god, lost in uncanny valley."
Directed and Animated by Alan Warburton
Soundtrack and sound design by Alan Warburton and Mustafa Bal
Commissioned by Animate Projects and The Photographers' Gallery