Genesis

Installation at Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2004.

+ about the exhibition

Utilizing digital assets and code from online action games, this installation depicts various configurations of a stock female and male avatar driven by simplistic and dysfunctioning algorithms. The multimedia artworks dialogue to form a non-linear narrative.

The main gallery's video projection depicts the avatars alternately rotating to face three large volcanic landscape paintings. Each landscape represents the same form with different "layers" represented.

The floor projection in the rear gallery runs continuously on computer code copied and modified from a game.

The drawing Syntax Error: the End of Time depicts an aerial view of female and male digital figures racing toward a central point. Each figure represents a single frame of a looping animation of an avatar running in place. Inspired by a bug in computer code causing an accidental behavior, the figures crowd in the center in a failing attempt to re-integrate in time and space.

Genesis runners detail
Syntax Error: the End of Time, detail. A drawing that simultaneously represents all of the individual frames of a female and male digital avatar running in place.
Genesis installation 1
Installation view, main gallery
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