“apsu” is a video installation created and produced as a part of the solo exhibition and the research project “arura” focusing on Transitional Forms, Biodiversity and the fractal geometric structure of these biological forms in nature and the variability of this geometry over time. During the production process, more than 2 million drawn living forms that have been studied for centuries in the Biodiversity Heritage Library were reanalysed, approximately 10 thousand were scanned and over 2 thousand were processed using Creative Coding and AI (Artificial Intelligence) tools, and the geometry of these living forms was extracted and recreated for the installations.
Although Transitional Forms are currently used in AI (Artificial Intelligence), it is a concept used in biology within the theory of evolution. For example, it is used to explain the intermediate forms of a creature that lived in water 25 million years ago and a creature that lives on land now. Of course, this has an intellectual dimension, as well as a social and psychological dimension. As a thought evolves, all the in-between forms become Transitional Forms. Of course, if we think of this as a process with no beginning and no end, everything exists in continuous Transitional Forms and a constant change.
The primary source of inspiration in this process is water and the bond of life and life forms in all nature to it.
4 X Ultra HD Screens. Video installation. Creative Coding. Processing.
Solo Exhibition, ArtON Gallery, Istanbul, 25 Oct – 10 Dec 2022
Solo Exhibition, Zifergauz Digital Arts Centre, Saint Petersburg, 10 Aug – 30 Sept 2022