“Victory” is a computational exploration of the Hellenistic sculpture “Nike of Samothrace”. The classical masterpiece is decomposed and reconstructed using an algorithmic 3D model analysis. The extrusions are generated by a custom software patch. The 3D polygonal structure is analyzed and re-meshed according to various parameters. Motion is never entirely predictable. Through a process of dynamic deconstruction and the shifting lens of digital technology, Victory offers a new experience of an iconic masterpiece.
Valentina Ferrandes is an experimental video maker and an experience designer from southern Italy. Interweaving text, sound, and documentary footage, with a tech-driven approach to image-making, her experimental media works explore issues of displacement as related to geography, landscape, and architecture. Her works are screened internationally in festivals such as Visions du Reel, European Media Art Festival Osnabrück, DokuFest Kosovo, Cairo Video Festival, Rencontres Internationales, Alchemy Moving Image Festival, MACRO Rome, 5th Moskow Biennale, Bardo National Museum, Cinesonika. She has been nominated for Celeste Art Prize, The Italian Cultural Institute's Renaissance Art Prize, and Fabbri Prize for Contemporary Art. In 2016 her work "Other Than Our Sea" was a Jury Selection at Japan Media Arts Festival. She lives and works in London.