for covimetry – exhibition

FOR COVIMETRY – EXHIBITION

  • 2020
  • ANIMATION and PRINT

Art Prints

A virtual exhibition, featuring a never ending contemporary algorithmic animation.

The random colour spirals seemed to fit with these COVID times. The spiral representing geometry. Then, combined with the random colour and mark size, representing the spread of the virus outward from the source. I then decided to offset the spiral to represent the asymmetric infection pattern in the population, between age groups in particular. But, these things are just my motivation for constructing these abstract algorithmic serial outcomes.

The animation can be viewed at: https://revad.com/xyz/covimetry.html.

Art Prints

It is (maybe) worth saying, the mask is used here as a symbol of our time and as a tool to add context. I do not make masks and I do not sell masks. Indeed, I question their use as anything more than a symbol of compliance. My anicdotal observation is, they cause the user to touch their face more often, and are just as likely to be counter productive. I make no scientific claims, this is just my own gut (dare I say) common sense feeling. The point is, I do not encourage or condone their use as anything more than a symbol of our time.

Photography Prints

Click an image to visit my print gallery at PRINT.REVAD.COM.

dual spiral

DUAL SPIRAL

  • 2020
  • Online animation and print

DUAL SPIRAL is a Processing sketch, an online P5js script and a series of large format prints. Each visit to the DUAL SPIRAL STREAM results in a unique presentation of two overlapping noisy colourful random spirals. A series of fixed perspective moments in time have been captured and reprocessed into large format prints, a small selection of which are currently available at PRINT.REVAD.COM.

DUAL SPIRAL © REVAD David Riley
DUAL SPIRAL © REVAD David Riley

DUAL SPIRAL © REVAD David Riley

These examples are shown as 60 inch wide metal prints installed in a contemporary space. Every print is available on a substrate of your choice and a size to suit your need.

A triptych of DUAL SPIRAL STREAM samples made with an iPad mini 4.

DUAL SPIRAL STREAM © REVAD David Riley
DUAL SPIRAL STREAM © REVAD David Riley
DUAL SPIRAL STREAM © REVAD David Riley
DUAL SPIRAL STREAM © REVAD David Riley
DUAL SPIRAL STREAM © REVAD David Riley
DUAL SPIRAL STREAM © REVAD David Riley

square spiral stream

SQUARE SPIRAL STREAM

  • 2019
  • A screen based generative installation.
SQUARE SPIRAL STREAM © REVAD David Riley
SQUARE SPIRAL STREAM © REVAD David Riley
SQUARE SPIRAL STREAM © REVAD David Riley
SQUARE SPIRAL STREAM © REVAD David Riley

 

A variation on the SQUARE SPIRAL STREAM (*), made as a pure Processing sketch. ”SQUARE’ as in the lines are drawn at a right angle to the previous line. So, rectangular in this 16 x 9 HDTV format installation. Each spiral is a single colour chosen at random. Each line is a random width (within predefined limits). Spirals are continuously drawn from the same point of origin. This random construction process is continuous making each view a new experience.

A stand-alone kinetic art display installation. Now mounted with a mobile stand. A RPI3B+, Samsung 43 inch HD TV, Processing, powered by two TV USB ports. Auto boots into the sketch. A plug and play mobile exhibition setup. Awaiting opportunity. Free standing, only needs a convenient single mains socket. Turn on at opening time. Turn off at closing time. No other intervention required.

* The SQUARE SPIRAL STREAM is a kinetic sketch, made with the p5js javascript processing library. The stream is installed at: XYZ.REVAD.COM, where you can experience your very own unique random stream of noisy colourful square spirals.

REVAD.COM © REVAD David Riley

twister

TWISTER

  • 2019
  • A screen based generative coding installation.
TWISTER © REVAD David Riley
TWISTER © REVAD David Riley
TWISTER © REVAD David Riley
TWISTER © REVAD David Riley

A variation on the RADICAL SPIRAL STREAM (*), made as a pure Processing sketch. Each spiral is constructed of discreet ellipses drawn in a spiral. Each ellipse is randomly equal in size to the previous ellipse or fractionally larger or smaller. Each spiral is made from a single randomly selected colour. Each spiral is drawn from the same point of origin. This random construction process is continuous making each view a new experience.

A stand-alone kinetic art display installation. Now mounted with a mobile stand. A RPI3B+, Samsung 43 inch HD TV, Processing, powered by two TV USB ports. Auto boots into the sketch. A plug and play mobile exhibition setup. Awaiting opportunity. Free standing, only needs a convenient single mains socket. Turn on at opening time. Turn off at closing time. No other intervention required.

* The RADICAL SPIRAL STREAM is a kinetic sketch, made with the p5js javascript processing library. The stream is installed at: XYZ.REVAD.COM, where you can experience your very own unique random stream of noisy colourful spirals.

REVAD.COM © REVAD David Riley

 

 

monochrome spiral stream

MONOCHROME SPIRAL STREAM

  • 2019
  • virtual online installation
MONOCHROME SPIRAL STREAM (1) © REVAD David Riley
MONOCHROME SPIRAL STREAM (1) © REVAD David Riley
MONOCHROME SPIRAL STREAM (2) © REVAD David Riley
MONOCHROME SPIRAL STREAM (2) © REVAD David Riley
MONOCHROME SPIRAL STREAM (3) © REVAD David Riley
MONOCHROME SPIRAL STREAM (3) © REVAD David Riley

The MONOCHROME SPIRAL STREAM is a kinetic sketch, made with the p5js javascript processing library. The stream is installed at: REVAD.XYZ, where you can experience your very own unique random stream of noisy monochrome spirals.

this ‘me’ of mine

THIS ‘ME’ OF MINE

This touring exhibition visited four venues in 2013/14. The This ‘Me’ of Mine web gives full details. Three of my outcomes were exhibited. Two in the first three venues and three in the fourth venue.

THIS 'ME' OF MINE © REVAD David Riley
THIS ‘ME’ OF MINE © REVAD David Riley

OUTCOMES

  1. Bar EP Blues (kinetatic); venues 1 to 4; a video presented in a digital photo-frame.
  2. Twitter Usernames Coded and Transcribed; venues 1 to 4; a printed office paper wall installation.
  3. Hello World (sans frame); venue 4; a steel hooks with bungee cord wall installation.

VENUES (all in England)

  1. A.P.T. Gallery, Deptford, London.
  2. Strange Cargo, Georges House Gallery, Folkstone.
  3. Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks, Kent.
  4. Art School Gallery, Colchester & Ipswich Museums, Ipswich.