Algorithmic Movie, 2002 – 2008

One fine day this dissolves is a daydream about the decay of industrialization.
The film’s algorithm relies heavily on chance and randomness. Not unlike natural processes, a different movie is generated every time the work is watched.

The Challenge

Shoot in Masai Mara, Kenya, one of the few virgin spots left on the planet and Tertre, Belgium, Europe’s most polluted industrial ruin.

Develop an algorithm which animates selected imaged and combines them with effects and transitions to create the illusion of continuity and decay.

Generate a soundtrack algorithmically by layering sound samples gathered on the fly from the Internet according to given keywords.

Technologies

Analog Photography
Photoshop
Flash

Shooting Locations

Masai Mara, Kenya
Tertre, Belgium