This series of images are the result of an algorithmic evolutionary process, completed through physical and digital media, originating from nature and delivered to the meta-ecosystem of the web. A series of waves at a beach in Attica were born and died during the long lockdown of 2020-2021. They were recorded in video by a camera from the only human in view during their life-course. The video was digitally distorted and data-moshed at a computer with the use of evolutionary algorithms, video-stills were photographed with a smartphone from the LCD screen, photographs were color-corrected at a computer, and finally the algorithmic fossils of the waves were formed. A digital imprint of what is gone, what is left, and of the time that has gone by. Fossils of the pieces of self that died in the process of sequential lockdowns, deprivations and isolation.
Vanessa Ferle is an artist, graphic designer and neuroscientist based in Athens, Greece. She has studied biology and neuroscience at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens (GR) and at the Medical School of Athens (GR), and digital arts and new media at the Athens School of Fine Arts (GR) and at the University Paris 8 Vincennes- Saint-Denis (FR). She is combining her interdisciplinary interests in art projects and artistic research, focusing on the representation of animals and animal features in digital art and on the animal character that technological media carry and introduce to art. instagram.com/vanessa_ferle/