Emergence~ is an audio-visual work by Hannes Andersson about vibrancy, resonance, communication and the emergent qualities that arises through interaction. It is a sensory experience situated slightly above the flicker fusion threshold, on the fluctuating border between the clear and the abstract.
My hope is that it provides enough direction for communication to take place, while at the same time leaving enough lee-room for the viewer to fill with his/her own thoughts and feelings.
The work is also an experiment in the combining of neurological triggers (such as rapid flickering and high/low frequency sounds in varying vibrational patterns) with symbolic narrative elements.
3D animation, modeling and compositing has been made in Cinema 4D R16, with the exception of the 3D scans which was captured with the Skanect software using a Microsoft Kinect sensor. The sound design, synthesis and edit have been using Ableton Live 9 in combination with Max 7. 2D animation, Textures, image post-production and final edit has been made using Adobe After Effects.
The world can be seen as consisting of an infinite number of different energetic lines or filaments intersecting at the assemblage point of awareness where the construction of reality takes place.
What changes during communication is the conditional readiness of the participants of the communication process towards specific forms of attention, effectively altering the scope of reality, as well as the complexity of this construction.
At resonant frequencies, small periodic driving forces have the ability to produce large amplitude oscillations as the system stores vibrational energy.
Resonance occurs when a system is able to store and easily transfer energy between two or more different storage modes.
Emergent behaviors can occur because of intricate causal relations across different scales and feedback, known as interconnectivity.
The emergent properties of a system are the ones that are not properties of any component within the system, but are still features of the system as a whole.
The emergent is unlike its components insofar as these are incommensurable, and cannot be reduced to their sum or their difference.
Causation is iterative, and this is equally true of the synergistic effects produced by emergent systems.
In other words, there is more going on in communication than just information transmission or command and control: communication means sender and receiver are changing each other.
Vibrancy thus is a process of change, of changing and being changed, happening in a third space; it is the synergies produced by the system that are the key.