Description of NATIVITY:
NATIVITY is a self-generating moving-image artwork which evolves continually neither ending nor beginning.
It works according to unique and pioneering coding principles in which the artwork itself decides in real time what next occurs.
The exact nature of the ever-evolving image is not known, even by its makers. In this sense the work is alive to its own continual manifestation.
Tech behind NATIVITY:
NATIVITY is driven by a pioneering software-based artificial intelligence which takes conventional motion picture technology and enables it to become randomly and perpetually self-generating. This means that the system ‘directs’ the image in real time within the vision and content created by the artist. The result is a ground-breaking moving-image platform which is never repetitive and is ‘alive’ to its own continuous content and audio display.
Partnerships and story to date:
From first concept, for the tech and the image, it has been a four year process to bring SLOimage NATIVITY to where it is today. The image was created in 2011, by Martha Fiennes in partnership with MPC, europe’s leading post-production house, and software developer and coder Adam Cubitt of Existential. The unique audio/soundtracks were composed and recorded by producer and composer Magnus Fiennes, Martha’s brother.