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The Extinction Fruit-machine : B..Movie

2017
Media Installation

The interactive installation, The Extinction Fruit-machine, proposes to animate a warning about the loss of biodiversity. A selection from the online collection of 206 digital images is reanimated in apparent flights of the long dead, across three contemporary electronic screens. The three vertical screens are fed by a generative system, not the model from biology, but one based on the integers favoured by computers. The system halts the flight of the bees on each of the screens successively, but randomly. A pause, before they take to flight again. Inevitably the generative system will align all three images to match. (Consultation and HTML5 coding by Adam Hinshaw. First installed at Siteworks 2017, Bundanon homestead).