The Grid Project

Ori Elisar (Isreal)


In this new project, I aim to search and discover the visual aspects of the tension created between computer generated patterns and the reaction of a live organism to it. This Live organism, a super Specie called Physarum polycephalum is used to creating patterns of its own.

Examining the distance and void gaped between these two opposite themes of “computer science” and “life science” within the faculty of natural sciences, attracts me greatly.

This ongoing experiment will include two mechanisms in use for creating generative designs. The Organism’s nutrients, would be placed in shape of randomly computer generated patterns created by code.

Then, this new layered data system would be incubated to encourage growth of the organism, and result with a reaction in shape of a conversation between the two.

In this installation, I plan on printing the computer generated patterns on rice papers, using an inkjet printer and a “biological ink” made from the Organism’s nutrients. On these images I would then place the Live organism, allowing it to react and generate a pattern of it’s own.

This microscopic process of battel for liquid life and static form, would be embodied on paper and water.
This acquaintance between the “computer science” and “life science” is intended to create some exciting significant moments and meaningful thoughts of how these couple could work together, when conducting a visual research.

Balance-Unbalance 2017

Balance-Unbalance (BunB)
is an International Conference designed to use art as a catalyst to explore intersections between NATURE, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY and SOCIETY as we move into an era of both unprecedented ecological threats and transdisciplinary possibilities.

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