air, water parts 1,2 & 3
computer animation 1992-94

air, water is a series of lyrical and poetic animated studies of the elements air and water.

The artist has written software to create simulations of natural phenomena using mathematical models of physical forces such as gravity, aerodynamics and elasticity. Although these simulations are relatively abstracted, the motion they exhibit is both complex and naturalistic.

These virtual environments evoke a range of emotional tones. In contrast to much computer animation which seems to aspire to ever more dense and spectacular imagery, these works are visually sparse and deliberately simple.

The sound-tracks, composed by Tony Kastanos, are played by an acoustic ensemble.

air,water was produced in association with the Australian Film Commission.