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