Animalier is a series of six colour study works that generate a variable light based on a static image of an animal skin and a scanning algorithm.
Light is produced by a custom display of 30x30cm with LED light sources.
The algorithm scans the image, with a small virtual magnifying lens, in a continuous random path, where the direction is changing at each step with a quantity generated from a gaussian random set of numbers.
The color of the light is based on the 14×14 pixels virtual lens that the algorithm reads from the image in a certain position. The color depends also on the path because at each step just a percentage of the current image is summed the previous buffer to contribute to light.
The software generates 8 hours of light program, that is stored in the device and plays in loop.
Following are the first 3 minutes of video simulation for each work and the light path on the image of the first hour of scanning.