Unseen Worlds – Fertile Ground
‘It is interesting to contemplate a tangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, …elaborately constructed forms, so different from each other, and dependent on each other in so complex a manner, have all been produced by laws acting around us.’ From Origin of Species, Charles Darwin.
Fife Contemporary’s Artist in Residence at St Andrew’s Botanic Garden, Emma Varley, uses AI software to create a new, projected artwork for the Bioscope Pavilion. Varley uses AI as a tool to facilitate a glimpse into the unseen worlds of The Tangled Bank, a coastal environment in the heart of the garden.
This microcosm captured her imagination; a world where native plants jostle and intermingle in their communities on fertile ground, reflecting larger ecosystem beyond. In response she has developed her own ‘elaborately constructed forms’ to create a generated animation of complex digital stills, which she evolved into the time-based artwork being screened in the Bioscope. Unseen Worlds offers the viewer a closer look at the evolution of nature and of technology, and how connected we all are to laws acting around us.
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