SILICA-ESC is a generative movie that portrays possible computing platform for the future. The story takes place in Singapore, where the decision about massive production of the new computing platform - SILICA-ESC is about to be made. The protagonists challenge the emerging supercomputer with issues like: class segregations, rules of art making, and spirituality. By emitting audio, visual and scent impulses, SILICA-ESC mesmerizes its first public users.
The movie is created by writing code and designing a software environment, which can generate high number of variations and visual material in short periods of time. All the visual material is generated by working with computer language Processing.
While doing this movie, the author worked with a variety of supercomputer clusters and High Performance Computing systems consisting of high number of processors. This movie remixes works of Jean Luc Godard (Weekend), Velimir Khlebnikov (Radio of the Future), Fyodor Dostoyevsky(Notes from the Underground), and Caspar David Friedrich(artist’s quotes).
Special Mention, Computer Art category, International competition Visions from the Future 2010, Iridescent Worlds, Torino
Japan Media Arts Festival, Art Division Jury Recommended Work, 2011
screened at: Backup Festival, 18th Curtas Vila do Conde, FAD - Festival de Arte Digital 2010, Brazil, Les Instants Video Numerique et Poetique 23th Edition 201, Screengrab, Videomedeja, Japan Media Arts Festival, Videoformes, 26th International Video and Digital Culture Festival, FILE2011, Code warriors: decade of processing, onedotzero, Adventures in Motion, International Festival of Digital Arts and New Media, Athens...
vimeo version of the film
music by Brian O'Reilly
Duration: 7' 41''