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Afterimage

https://elputnam.github.io/AfterImage/ I am starting to engage with interactivity. Moving the mouse over the animation or touching the screen on an iPad or mobile phone moves the centre of the circles. The lattice forms to the right are generative, adapted from one of the python sketches I created for An Invitation. I am motivated by the …

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Stained Glass Sunrise

This sketch marks another early attempt learning the syntax of p5.js. Like the previous sketch, I am working with vectors. The shapes began to take the form of abstracted butterflies made of stained glass, which I pushed further. I added the circles as ripples, but altered the hue to become more like a sunrise refracted …

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Metamorphosis

https://elputnam.github.io/Metamorphosis/ This was one of the first sketches I made in p5.js. It is an adaptation of a sketch I created using python mode for Processing. I decided to switch to p5.js because the sketches are more web friendly, including the capacity to create sketches in a web editor. I also appreciate the ethos of …

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Emergent: Performing with Code (2021, in process)

The body is the database of lived experience. Body-based performance art functions as a means of considering this “data,” drawing upon it through actions and gestures that investigate, play with, and share the accumulation of experience in flesh. How then can biometric data function as performance art? Emergent involves the production of generative animations that …

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