Sophia Brueckner’s code artwork Under One Sky is on view at Unrequited Leisure in Nashville through April 30.
“For nearly 10 years, I have been downloading all the YouTube videos of the sky I could find using the words “sky” and “clouds” translated into many languages. To date, I have collected hundreds of videos. I wrote a C++ program and OpenGl shader to combine these sky videos. When this program runs, it generates a collective sky synthesized from the skies captured by real people all over the world. The accompanying generative soundtrack is made from the original soundtracks of the sky videos that you are seeing blended on the screen. This work can run forever never producing exactly the same visuals or sound. The structure of the algorithmically generated visualization and soundtrack reflects the structure of the asynchronous online interaction between strangers engaged in this generous act of sky sharing. During this unprecedented time of social distancing, we live under one sky, both together and apart.”
Sophia Brueckner: Under One Sky
Unrequited Leisure Gallery
507 Hagan St, Nashville, TN 37203
April 2 – 30, 2022