Dual stream HD video, NUC computer, front surface mirrors, 3D printed parts, wood, 2017
These mutant relatives of the Vase Forms are the accidental result of software bugs. Evolutionary and Machine Learning techniques used to search the space of possibilities exploited the bugs to grow complex tendril like structures, resulting in these intricate but un-fabricable forms.
Andy Lomas is a computational artist, mathematician, Emmy award winning supervisor of computer generated effects, and lecturer in Creative Computing at Goldsmiths. He has exhibited internationally, including at the Pompidou Centre, V&A, Royal Society, Science Museum, SIGGRAPH, Japan Media Arts Festival, Ars Electronica Festival, Kinetica, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Watermans, the Science Museum and the ZKM. His work is in the collections at the V&A, the Computer Arts Society and the D'Arcy Thompson Art Fund Collection. In 2014 his work Cellular Forms won The Lumen Prize Gold Award.
His production credits include Walking With Dinosaurs, Matrix: Revolutions, Matrix: Reloaded, Over the Hedge, The Tale of Despereaux, and Avatar. He received Emmys for his work on The Odyssey (1997) and Alice in Wonderland (1999).