Seascapes (according to MAYA2009)
First part of the video shows the exhibition setup for this installation.
Second part are excerpts of the four seas, every video is a loop.
Each video displays a different artificial sea. These are listed in the library of MAYA2009, a 3D animation, modeling, simulation, and rendering software. This software provides four OceanShaders, they simulate: Calm Sea, Giant Storm, High Seas and a Normal Sea. The basic shapes for geometry; a circle, a square, a rectangle, and a triangle, added in each scene.
The work compares the thought process of man with that of the computer. Where the progress in thinking of humans goes along with an increasing level of abstraction, the progress in thinking of the computer goes along with an increasing simulation of the real world. According to the artist, is it also a ‘Love Story’ between nature and science, “Mirroring each other movement shows a sense of empathy. This allows a greater connection and understanding”.
Part of the collection Foundation Francois Schneider – Wattwiller France