Films : Biogenesis : synopses

animate! synopsis

Survival of the most aesthetic in a synthetic digital universe of constantly evolving coral forms. From cell to psychedelic, this is DNA with attitude, and a reply to all those who did not think there could be life in the machine.

long synopsis

Biogenesis shows the evolution of artificial life forms in a synthetic universe where ‘survival of the fittest’ is replaced by ‘survival of the most aesthetic‘. We see cellular evolution and the replication of mutations forming chain-like structures resembling coral.

The artist is like a gardener – breeding, selecting, marrying and steering the course of evolution for creative ends. The film is a record of this evolutionary process.

It can be viewed as a psychedelic experience or a more subtle parody of a man’s relationship with the natural world through modern technology.