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Using user interaction and complex algorithms, the piece generates an infinite number of unique patterns and textures over time.
Using user interaction and complex algorithms, the piece generates an infinite number of unique patterns and textures over time.
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The Darkening of Spaces is an interactive generative video installation. Using complex algorithms and randomization to generate unique images and textures throughout, the piece grows over time while being interacted with. It is a dark mass of animated lines that are "controlled" by the user. It consists of camera tracking the users and generating the visual elements based on when and when they are in space. This pieces was accepted into a juried art show called "Making IT" for recent graduates of my school (The University of the Arts in Philadelphia). 

The installation itself is not the only output. High quality stills taken from unique interactions are then printed and signed, meaning that each print is unique. These prints are the rewards for my backers as well as a digital copy of the custom program I wrote, so that they can create their own images. 

My goal is to have this project realized to it's fullest extent. This would include a high quality and smooth interaction with the participants/ viewers of the installation. The backers help pay for materials such as sensors, paper, and electronics. With all of the help of my backers, the art opening will be a success! It is not only about the installation itself, but also the opening, which everyone is more than welcome to come to on October 22nd ! 

Please contact me if you have any questions at all, 

Andrew Cameron Zahn

A few examples of stills taken from The Darkening of Spaces:

Any international backers: Please add 20 usd to your total amount. Thanks. 

All music and images are original by Andrew Cameron Zahn 

Copyright 2011.

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    Digital Download of the interactive art program to use on your computer ! You will also be acknowledged as a producer of the installation in the gallery and online.

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    A high resolution 10 x 8" unique signed print of a still from the generative work. Plus a copy of the original custom program that can be interacted with on your computer. You will also be acknowledged as a producer of the installation in the gallery and online.

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    A high resolution 17 x 11" unique signed print of a still from the generative work. Plus a copy of the original custom program that can be interacted with on your computer. You will also be acknowledged as a producer of the installation in the gallery and online.

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    Three high resolution 17 x 11" unique signed prints of different stills from the generative work. Plus a DVD of a video capture of the work. Plus a copy of the original custom program that can be interacted with on your computer. You will also be acknowledged as a producer of the installation in the gallery and online.

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    A 19 x 13" Small poster on HP fine art paper signed unique still from the generative work. Plus a DVD of a video capture of the work. Plus a copy of the original custom program that can be interacted with on your computer. You will also be acknowledged as a producer of the installation in the gallery and online.

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    Poster sized 36 x 24" Huge high resolution signed print of a unique still from the generative work. Plus a DVD of a video capture of the work. Plus a copy of the original custom program that can be interacted with on your computer. You will also be acknowledged as a producer of the installation in the gallery and online.

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    A unique custom program based on my original work that will be one of a kind for you ! Three high resolution 17 x 11" signed prints of different stills from the generative work. Plus a DVD of a video capture of the work. Plus a copy of the original custom program that can be interacted with on your computer. You will also be acknowledged as a producer of the installation in the gallery and online.

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    I will install the interactive installation personally for you for one evening within the Philadelphia / NYC area (This could be for a party for example). Plus a unique custom program based on my original work that will be one of a kind for you ! Plus a poster sized 36 x 24" Huge high resolution signed print of a unique still from the generative work.Plus a unique custom program based on my original work that will be one of a kind for you ! Three high resolution 17 x 11" signed prints of different stills from the generative work. Plus a DVD of a video capture of the work. Plus a copy of the original custom program that can be interacted with on your computer. You will also be acknowledged as a producer of the installation in the gallery and online.

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