36 saved images from a generative processing sketch. The sketch draws an amount of stick figures to the canvas. They are composed following a tight grid system. All other parameters are completely randomly chosen: the position on the canvas, scale, thickness of the lines, position of the body, arms, legs and head, the colors and transparency for the body and the head.
After this initial set up, the program generates images and I stare.
I deeply enjoy selecting images that I feel are the most interesting.
Sometimes I narrow down the randomness a bit. But not too much to keep enough room for absolute surprise.
Why do I prefer certain compositions? What is it exactly what makes me choosing them? What is surprise?
I have a whole series of different versions of ‘Moony’. This series is made with the seventh version made in 2018.
The basic human form is enough to turn these simple abstract compositions in almost figurative-like scenes where something seems to happen.
Probably nothing much, but these constellations of circles, lines and color floating around in a flat space seem enough to activate my senses.
I am on a road to nowhere in particular, following strict rules and then allowing randomness to let something appear briefly just because it does.