INBOX, M HKA – Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Leuvenstraat 32, 2000 Antwerp (BE)
Opening: 2018/05/24 19:00
Opening times: Tue - Wed 11 - 18 / Thu 11 - 21 / Fri - Sun 11 - 18
ORAHORY, a Software installation by Pieter Steyaert (BE, 1990, Space Ecology Art & Design), reveals a series of digital entities. Each organism emerges and evolves through several data streams that are being captured live in the physical world. These data points are released within an environment that applies a set of rules to them, allowing for the creation of a visible creature or population of creatures.
This is the third iteration of the project that started in 2012. This latest version constitutes a series of organisms that evolve over time during a single night by feeding it data from the AMPERE nightclub in Antwerp. The organisms emerge in real time by responding to a set of sensorial data.
The datastreams include the amount of beer that is being poured, the amount of people residing in the men- and ladies restrooms as well as anonymous pattern tracking of the movement on the dancefloor. Furthermore there's an extensive audio analysis and some basic sensorial information such as temperature and humidity in the venue. However; certain aspects of the organisms are influenced by its predecessors. Virtual genetic material gets inherited by every new generation of the organism.