Ex Omnium Rerum Perturbatio Emergat Forma (2009)An interactive audio visual computer installation of an emergent form
by Hans H. Diebner
Hans H. Diebner: Ex omnium rerum perturbation emergat forma.
The fundamental nonlinear and chaotic nature of cell dynamics allows for the emergence of globally coherent patterns. Thereby, externally applied stimulations evoke oscillations in single cells which in turn stimulate neighbored cells and eventually spread their activities over the whole network. Global patterns of synchronization of varying complexity can be observed. In the case of the installation Ex Omnium Rerum Perturbatio Emergat Forma it is the spectator who inserts the stimulus through his or her movement in front of the projection. The movement is captured and transmitted to the coupled network of oscillators by means of realtime video processing.
The concrete audio-visual implementation is reminiscent of the formation of waves and the sound of the sea. The ocean is a particularly attractive metaphor for the emergence of both life and "truth" - perhaps in form of a perilously act of nature like the allegory of Moby Dick.
- INM@Night of Museums in Frankfurt upon Main on Sat. 07 May 2011. On the occassion of the "Night of the Museums" all users of the cultural bunker at Schmickstraße 18 (cultural bunker in Frankfurt's East harbor) joint to organize a common programme for "The Night".
- New media make sense | Context INM: performative science and vireality An exhibition within the scope of "Forum Science and Art" of the HMWK-Hessian Ministery for Science and Art. Curated by Michael Klein and Hans H. Diebner, Institute for New Media, Frankfurt upon Main. Duration: 9 March - 16 April, 2011. Venue: HMWK Wiesbaden Rheinstr. 23-25. Vernissage: 8 March, 2011, 19.30h.