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entretiempos #460
Marcelo Soria-Rodríguez

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https://www.iillucid.com/entretiempos/

Our lives are scattered across several time scales, and the meaning of every event that takes place depends on the time scale that we choose to define & observe them from. Yet we fail to fully comprehend this in our daily errands. Entretiempos is an artwork that reflects on this, based on an aesthetic that pays a tribute to the works of Sonia Delaunay, František Kupka and other painters from their era, recreated by the usage of intersecting rings that create a varied and rich space.

The work plays with the time scales by painting dynamically and letting the viewer pause the work, restart, set it to loop indefinitely, painting and vanishing in an endless cycle. And it can be set to be done at varying speeds, to appreciate what happens in between the time scales ("entre tiempos", in Spanish).

Also, there is a broader theme that I find of interest to explore from every work that I engage with. It has to do with the concept of what I call total cognitive space, or the total range of possibilities that can be expressed / achieved with a given scenario and set of conditions. In this case, I was interested in expanding my rendition of the works of Delaunay into a broader space. How does this approach scale with varying parameter ranges? Is the painting still interesting? Can it express something new? Connected to this, I am also interested in thinking about what emotions would mean for an artificial sentient being. We talk about artificial intelligence, but leave aside artificial emotions all too often. While artificial intelligences are indeed interesting, we fail to recognize the paramount importance of emotions in human behaviour. To this end, this work explores also the result of painting with machine-like precision vs. performing the artwork with a range of possible imprecisions. The perfection of the machine vs. the imperfection of the human, does it trigger different emotions in us humans? What will the reaction of a machine be whenever they develop a taste?

This work exposes features that deal with its time and space scales, background colour, background elements, the palettes used, certain colour accents that may happen (golden accents, b&w tones), the style used to draw the geometric shapes (fill, lines, outline), the degree of paint precision and other features that influence the final result. The user may download a PNG file at any arbitrary resolution at any step of the paint process using the commands provided for that. A brief list of commands is as follows. Please note that you need to click on the artwork first to make sure it will receive the typed commands:

p to pause/resume the work r followed by y to enter the looping mode d followed by +/- or any number from 1 to 9 to increase resolution s followed by c to save current image s+f to automatically save the final image when the system finishes painting s+m to restart and save a sequence of images of the process r+0 (zero) to reset all parameters and resolutions and restart k at any time to define keyframes, then r+0 to restart the work and it will automatically pause at defined steps, or s+i and the work will restart and automatically save an image at every keyframe defined with k. Reload browser to reset.

There is an Easter egg hidden in every work.

For the full project description, inspiration and rationale, as well as the full list of features and controls plus a hint at the Easter Egg, please visit the project homepage at https://www.iillucid.com/entretiempos

license: CC BY-NC 4.0

owned by: 0xa1eedd

library: p5js

feature
value
rings
48.60%
rings fabric
8.70%
intersections fabric
30.40%
rings paint precision
74.90%
intersections paint precision
36.80%
spatial base structure
23.10%
temporal form
58.50%
spatial tempo
43.20%
spatial scale
67.80%
spatial scale range
73.30%
background context
84.90%
background colour
25.30%
color strategy
72.20%
additional colour notes
28.60%
grayscale
91.20%
colour experience
62.90%
uses a Sonia Delaunay palette
84.30%

features

normal rings

48.60% (486) have this trait

solid colours - schema

8.70% (87) have this trait

fine lines

30.40% (304) have this trait

imprecise

74.90% (749) have this trait

precise

36.80% (368) have this trait

vertical line

23.10% (231) have this trait

passage: a short piece

58.50% (585) have this trait

giusto: no noise

43.20% (432) have this trait

large

67.80% (678) have this trait

medium

73.30% (733) have this trait

nothing extra

84.90% (849) have this trait

light

25.30% (253) have this trait

random

72.20% (722) have this trait

normal

28.60% (286) have this trait

no

91.20% (912) have this trait

varied

62.90% (629) have this trait

yes

84.30% (843) have this trait

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