Origin: Cycle #1

With his project 'Origin', Daams sets out audiovisual expeditions into the abstract, organic universe that results from a simple feedback loop between an lcd screen and a video camera.

These expeditions exploit imperfections in communication between display technologies and demand a cybernetic dialog with this astonishing emergent realm. They are experienced as black and white films that immerse the viewer in a sensory trip of hypnotic growth patterns.

Daams is currently building kinetic machines to perform these mathematical expeditions, striving to bring obscure phenomena to light that are more organic than geometric. His future plans with this project is to investigating the potential of algorithmic perception (computer vision) in order to conceive an automated expedition that is self-conscious, self-steering and therefore forever self-unfolding.

Mischa Daams [1986, NL] is inspired by the all-encompassing rhythms and feedback loops that give direction to universal forms and behaviors all around us and in us: Living and non-living forms of nature, our biological bodies, our conscious brain and the technologies that adapt better everyday, are governed by similar rules.

This project is realized as part of the Summer Sessions network in a co-production of Art Center Nabi and V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media, with support of the Creative Industries Fund NL.