Machine drawn digital artworks based on nature itself. Originally created for the 1st Antarctic Biennale “Levitate” is an artwork visualising and interpreting natural phenomenons and systems, capturing the beauty and complexity of nature.
Visual data captured around the globe forms the inspiration and foundation of each unique artwork.
“Levitate” is a symbiosis between computer and human. A collaboration outsourcing the craft of drawing using dedicated, human made tools in both soft- and hardware.
Besides the creation of the algorithm (the DNA) the role of the artist is equally defined by his consideration from an aesthetic point of view evaluating where the machine delivers inspiring results worth exploring and where it doesn’t.
The CHROME edition is a fragment of the “Levitate” visuals - representing a single moment in the ongoing series and the artists quest for seeking beauty and inspiration between time and space, science and nature.
Made with Objective-C++ and Processing
60s, 60fps loop
29 GB of data went into generating this unique artwork
Futura Epsis 1
Exhibited next to the forbidden city in Beijing China, the Kremlin in Moscow and across Shakespeares Hamlets castle in Denmark.
Published from Bloomsbury and Computer Arts to Wired the 1986 born German artist A. Rothaug explores visual aesthetics, transforming data like light, sound or movement into artificial systems that produce stunning experiences and cutting edge graphics.