A monolithic digital sculpture commissioned for the courtyard of the V&A Museum in London, Forever explores impermanence and the ephemeral notions of time. Conceived as a response to the museum itself, a structure full of fixed artifacts such as marble sculptures and historic design objects, Forever simultaneously echoes the aesthetics of those artifacts while at the same time is purposefully intangible. It seeks to evolve the idea of an artifact into something more transient, a digital art piece that has a sculptural form but is always changing.
Composed with bespoke generative software that powers both the visuals and the soundtrack, Forever is always changing and offers a never-ending stream of forms, compositions, and variations that disappear as quickly as they appear.
Accompanying the digital sculpture in the museum’s courtyard was an endless series of downloadable podcasts that encapsulated the day’s musical score and visuals for local and remote visitors alike. The evolving visual patterns of the sculpture were also preserved in 20,000 prints based on the generative designs.
2012 – Decode, Design Museum, Holon, Israel
2011 – Decode, Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia
2010 – Decode, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
2009 – V&A Museum, London, UK