Quince (by renáta.dobránska)

Spherical Harmonics

Exhibition at the Photographers Gallery, London by Alan Warburton explores the idea of capturing ‘reality’ in images within the realms of modern 3D graphics

For Spherical Harmonics Warburton draws on his background in fine art and commercial visual effects to produce a short experimental animation. The title of the piece refers to mathematical equations applied in CGI software which compute the behaviour and appearance of light within each scene. This is an example of how modern imaging software attempts to mimic the massive complexity of photographic ‘reality’.

In Spherical Harmonics Warburton presents a sequence of surreal episodes activated by and centred around various bodies of light. Inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, the film hints at a fragmented but elusive narrative of fetishisation, systems, games, control and memory. The protagonist, Maya, a stock CG figure purchased online, inhabits a generic hotel room, responding to texture, colour and movements which are controlled and transformed by the appearance of each new source of light.

More about the exhibition can be found at the Photographers Gallery’s website here [exhibition runs until the 9th of April]

[Alan’s work previously on PK - Z: a monochromatic animation exploring a landscape rendered as a depth map]
[GIFs above were created by the artist]

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Album Art

The Beatles - Yes It Is

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"What did Time smell like? Like dust and clocks and people. And if you wondered what Time sounded like, it sounded like water running in a dark cave and voices crying and dirt dropping down upon hollow box lids, and rain. And, going further, what did Time look like? Time looked like snow dropping silently into a black room or it looked like a silent film in an ancient theater, one hundred billion faces falling like those New Year balloons, down and down into nothing."

Ray Bradbury, from The Martian Chronicles

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Ceramic Artist rybasolnca

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"Stars, too, were time travelers. How many of those ancient points of light were the last echoes of suns now dead? How many had been born but their light not yet come this far? If all the suns but ours collapsed tonight, how many lifetimes would it take us to realize we were alone? I had always known the sky was full of mysteries — but not until now had I realized how full of them the earth was."

Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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Akita Prefectural Museum (by dolcejp0310)

Japan

“Snow is inherently nostalgic. It encourages you to travel back and think about your life. I think it’s something about the way it blankets reality, sort of erasing the present one dead pixel at a time. And that makes room for the past”

- The New Yorker

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artwork by Tomer Hanuka

Album Art

Antonio Vivaldi - Allegro con molto from Cello Concerto in D minor

Performer: Raphael Wallfisch, City of London Sinfonia; conducted by Nicholas Kraemer

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Day time / Night Time

Day time / Night Time

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"

Its consonants
brushing my mouth
like a kiss”

Her name…
rhyming, rhyming,
rhyming with everything

"

From “Name,” possibly a love poem to Marina Tsvetaeva, by Carol Ann Duffy, included in her new volume Rapture, reviewed at The Rumpus by Ellen Miller-Mack.

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City by Erik Jones