Phoenix Variation

2019 | Generative Art | TouchDesigner

The transcendental transformation beyond death, the continuing variation within life.
The phoenix is flying and falling, struggling and enjoying, to the impermanence with unknown.

In Phoenix Variations, I drew a phoenix with Adobe Illustrator and imported the image to node-based visual programming software TouchDesigner to generate video art. With minimum efforts, I am surprised by many happy accidents performanced by machines, as a result, I consider this practice a collaboration with computers, which can be endowed with souls according to my Asian culture of animism.