2016, 3:18 min, animation
Patterns are regularly recurring structures, which are generated from modules in predefined order and repetition. As individuals and social creatures we are naturally affected by patterns. The heartbeat has a rhythm, which follows a certain kind of pattern; the regular breath has a pattern. The genetic code resembles a pattern. Metabolism in general is determined by patterns: nutrient uptake, transport, transform and excrete - as well as the course of nature: spring, summer, fall and winter - birth, growth, reproduction and death.
We surround ourselves with patterns: patterns on wall papers, patterned textiles, music, dance, customs, behavior. We feel save with patterns, because they are predictable.
In this work I want to show the principle of patterns in a metaphorical way: different artificially generated sound sequences are connected in certain order and repetition. As a result a pattern develops a rhythm. The rhythms are accompanied by a synchronized run of images, which also follow a certain pattern and result in a kind of dance.
"After all, rhythm is the repeated pattern itself - the code and the looping. And we all dance to that. We dance to a choreography that is pre-programmed into the interface. This choreography has power: it is the planned moves of control.(...) But really we are just making the same old moves that everyone else on the dance floor is pushing out of their (seemingly) free flowing limbs. We dance, and we are part of the choreography of control." (Renee Carmichael/ http://www.fleeimmediately.com )
Dancer: Alessandra La Bella, Jennifer Ruof
Soundmaterial: Antje Fischer