Halldór Eldjárn is an interdisciplinary artist emphasising on nature and technology. Patterns, sounds and textures found in nature can be mathematically formulated in an autonomous way — which results in a whole new “inorganic” view of nature.
Three artworks will be showcased at this exhibition:
The Plant Printer is an invention consisting of a microcontroller, light sensor and a receipt printer that prints out a generative plant pattern based on amount of light in the room. The rate at which the plant is printed is so slow that it creates the illusion of a plant growing, showing progress from day to day.
Herba Stochia is a series of generative pictures resembling natural herbs. Using a mathematical system that simulates plant growth, the plant is grown inside a computer and printed on paper using a pen plotter and a Japanese calligraphy pen filled with Icelandic crowberry ink. The result is a peaceful snapshot of undefined nature.
Using geological terrain data from Landmælingar Íslands, I reconstruct the contours of some Icelandic mountains by perforating a sheet of opaque material. When light shines through and lands on paper, an image of the mountain becomes visible revealing its characteristic outlines, valleys and summits.