Procedurally generated computer animation.
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 an understanding of film/video as media composed of a finite number of static frames. The image is simultaneously being created and projected.
Because of Aquarium’s procedural framework, as the video continually evolves for an undetermined amount of time, there are a near infinite number of possible environments that will be generated in real-time. When viewed live, every room that exits the frame is deleted and will not be seen again.