Niku is a slow generative sketch made with processing and the HYPE library by the magnificent Joshua Davis. It is a variation of and the result of 'Volk', a project started on Skillshare (Programming Graphics II: Generative Art Animation, Processing and HYPE with Joshua Davis). Volk was adapted and renamed for an exhibtion in Antwerp. Currently I use it as a painting/drawing machine that also puts me in the role of a photographer. The aim is to snap the ‘best’ shots.
After I play/learn/enjoy tweaking parameters, I sit with one finger on a button, listen to music and disappear in the simple tumbling of these two people in space.
Niku challenges me to shoot/select and ask the annoying question why one image output 'works' and an another not. Niku plays with my mood.
You can watch a small clip of the first iteration here: Niku
For those wondering about the name: this Niku was the inspiration.