Shapes, expanding / Shapes, rising / Shapes, rotating
Three generative applications
Lia’s algorithmic composition series FRAMED/Shapes simultaneously fosters computational autonomy and operator interaction. Residues are left on-screen from the continuous motion of *shapes* that are affected by internal forces and optional user input, creating emergent temporal compositions in the FRAMED device. The resulting ever-changing images are reminiscent of Orphic cubism: they are procedural and highly abstract, and at the same time thoroughly colourful. These endlessly varying compositions have distinct traits that make the entire FRAMED/Shapes series one of Lia’s finest creations in her long career in computer arts. The component shapes perform scaling / rising / rotational movements, depositing visual residues that express expansionary processes.
Text by Miguel Carvalhais, www.carvalhais.org, 2012