The Department of Art, Keith Roberson’s experimental animation “Fractal Trail Ride” is a featured artwork at the “Artist and Location” Exhibition at the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA) in Seoul, South Korea. This experimental animation combines algorithmic fractals and video of our local Apalachicola Forest trails. The work was created as part of an exploration of the connections between technology and consciousness. Fractal patterns and our visual perception system share many similar textural traits. This video represents an “internal perspective” of being a conscious animal in a natural environment. The soundtrack is a live performance composed from custom instruments made from electronic toys.
Keith Roberson is an Associate Professor of Digital Arts at Florida State University. He has been creating digital, Interactive and kinetic sculptures for more than 20 years. His work has been shown in venues like the Jepson Center for the Arts Savannah , Arlington Center for the Arts, Royal Theatre of Manchester UK, Institute of Contemporary Arts London, The Venice Art Center, SIGGRAPH LA and Orlando, and The Venice Biennale and has been presenting his artworks in US, as well as in the UK, Australia, and China.
For more info about Keith’s artworks, please visit his website.