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Geodelia vol. 2


The second section of Geodelia deals with the psychedelic colours of Geology.
Geological features evolve on the screen, and shapes and colors seethe and morph hypnotically with hallucinogenic flowing colors. As geologic patterns materialize on the screen, the colors undulate, in a harmonic array of mind-blowing morphologies.

Hypnotic dreams of miss trilobite. Trilobites developed one of the first sophisticated visual systems. Their eyes had up to 15,000 lenses per eye, minimal distortion of image and good depth of field. Thanks to their sophisticated eyes, trilobites saw many strange creatures in the primeval oceans. Did trilobites dream of their weird encounters?

Geodelia invokes Geology as a mechanism for obtaining aesthetic inspiration. The animated compositions of Geodelia are an expression of geological objects but they may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world.
This concept is adamantinely exemplified by "Hypnotic Dreams of Miss Trilobite", which creates kaleidoscopic visions inspired by one of the first sophisticated visual systems.

Some of the "psychedelic dreams of the trilobite" were created with fractal geometries.
Fractals can be coincisely identified as geometric shapes that can be split into parts, each of which is (at least approximately) a reduced-size copy of the whole. Fractals are too irregular to be easily described in traditional Euclidean geometric language. Many approximate fractals can be found in nature (clouds, snowflakes, trees, ferns, broccoli...), with special regard to geoogical landscapes (crystals, mountain ranges, river networks, coastlines...).

This video features dazzling geometic figures. Each figure is the result of hours and hours of digital sculpture, inspired by fractal geometry.

Arthropod love / meeting the ancestor. Trilobites are an extinct group of animals and they are evolutionarly linked to insects. What if a beetle met its ancestor?

Introducing minerals / They were not only pyroxenes / Petrographic psychedelia. These installations bring a new concept to Video Art: petrographic thin sectioning.
A thin sliver of rock is cut from the sample with a diamond saw or a laser, mounted on a glass slide and then smoothed using progressively finer abrasive grit until the sample is only 0.03 mm thick. Thinner than a human hair.
The thin section is ready to be examined under the light of polarizing microscope.
Thin sections are prepared by geologists in order to investigate the minerals constituting the rocks. As different minerals have different optical properties, most rock forming minerals can be identified by their "color". In fact the aestethics of petrographic thin sections is breath-taking: colorful psychedelic colours tell the inner story of Earth.
This is the first appearance of "petrographic thin sectioning" in Video Art - ever!
Give a look to te short and long versions of they were not only pyroxenes!

This is the first appearance of "petrographic thin sectioning" in Video Art - ever!

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