Procedurally generated animation. Endless run-time.
Aquarium is composed of animated domestic environments. The work is created by algorithmically generating ‘rooms’ and populating them with objects from a database. Each time the video is played, unpredictable variations of environments emerge. By chance, objects may appear to fit cohesively with one another, while in other instances, objects and arrangements seem to be in complete disarray. Aquarium challenges the understanding of film/video from a notion of these
media being composed of static frames with a finite nature. Because of Aquarium’s procedural framework, as the 'film' continually evolves for an undetermined amount of time, there are a near infinite number of possible environments that will be generated real-time. This endless run-time evokes a pace of meditative/slow cinema. There is also a destructive and ephemeral quality brought into fruition, as when viewed live, every room that exits the frame is deleted and will not be seen again.