true/false is an array of fluorescent tubes covered with movable metal cylinders. The segments are programmed to move in algorithmic patterns, creating a hypnotic effect.
Via creators onformative:
»true/false« is a machine that constantly generates instructions to reveal images and assigned patterns according to its algorithm. It visualizes the computational process and exposes the implementation of these commands. As the piece transforms into the assigned motif, it completes the procedure and continues on to the next task. It is a veritable machine at work as it executes instructions and makes the algorithm and transformation between the images visible. Akin to the mythology of Sisyphus, this labour is perpetual and never-ending.
Reminiscent of devices originally used for calculations, such as Turing machines, the sound originates from the mechanical movement of the moving parts thus making the algorithm audible. The rhythm of »true/false« is captivating as variations in the visual choreography result in distinctive changes in its soundscape. Through the generation of algorithmic patterns and the repetition of endless tasks, »true/false« transforms itself into something more than the sum of its elements to reveal the beauty hidden within a basic algorithm.
Bonus video: Fragments of RGB:
• »true/false« (Vimeo / onformative)
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