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Jon McCormack, We are, at every moment, less of what we once were (Exxon), 2013. Digital photograph. © 2013 Jon McCormack.

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Jon McCormack, We are, at every moment, less of what we once were (Phillips), 2013. Digital photograph. © 2013 Jon McCormack.

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Jon McCormack, We are, at every moment, less of what we once were (Esso), 2013. Digital photograph. © 2013 Jon McCormack.

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Jon McCormack, We are, at every moment, less of what we once were (Total), 2013. Digital photograph. © 2013 Jon McCormack.

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Jon McCormack, We are, at every moment, less of what we once were (Amoco), 2013. Digital photograph. © 2013 Jon McCormack.

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Jon McCormack, We are, at every moment, less of what we once were (Mobil), 2013. Digital photograph. © 2013 Jon McCormack.

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Jon McCormack, We are, at every moment, less of what we once were (76), 2013. Digital photograph. © 2013 Jon McCormack.

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Jon McCormack, Fifty Sisters, 2012-13. Video documentary (Episode 3).


Watch the accompanying video exegesis on LEA’s Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/67701841

Fifty Sisters is comprised of fifty 1m x 1m images of computer synthesised plant-forms, algorithmically “grown” from computer code using artificial evolution and generative grammars. Each plant-like form is derived from the primitive graphic elements of oil company logos.

In this video documentary Jon McCormack discusses the work and the ideas behind its development. Episode 3 shows the exhibition of the work at the Ars Electronica Centre in Linz, Austria. The presentation includes interactive touchscreen displays that pair the generative code with each plant image that the code generates.

For more information: jonmccormack.info/~jonmc/sa/artworks/fifty-sisters/

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Jon McCormack, Fifty Sisters, 2012-13. Video documentary (Episode 2).

Watch the accompanying video exegesis on LEA’s Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/67275618

Fifty Sisters is comprised of fifty 1m x 1m images of computer synthesised plant-forms, algorithmically “grown” from computer code using artificial evolution and generative grammars. Each plant-like form is derived from the primitive graphic elements of oil company logos.

In this video documentary Jon McCormack discusses the work and the ideas behind its development. In Episode 2 the artist discusses the use of computer code as an artistic medium and shows the basic process of designing the work. Using processes that mimic biological development and evolution, McCormack is able to evolve "new and impossible species" of virtual plant forms, substituting conventional plant elements with the graphic elements of oil company logos.

For more information: jonmccormack.info/~jonmc/sa/artworks/fifty-sisters/

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Jon McCormack, Fifty Sisters, 2012-13. Video documentary (Episode 1). Watch the accompanying video exegesis on LEA’s Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/67278473

Fifty Sisters is comprised of fifty 1m x 1m images of computer synthesised plant-forms, algorithmically “grown” from computer code using artificial evolution and generative grammars. Each plant-like form is derived from the primitive graphic elements of oil company logos.

In this video documentary Jon McCormack discusses the work and the ideas behind its development. Episode 1 introduces the work and the broader issues behind it. McCormack questions the obsession with growth as an essential driver of contemporary economies and our desire for progress. Fifty Sisters was motivated by fossil fuels' origin as plants. Over geological time these plants were transformed into the coal and crude oil that powers modern civilisation.

For more information: jonmccormack.info/~jonmc/sa/artworks/fifty-sisters/

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Jon McCormack, Fifty Sisters (Total Tree), 2012. Evolved plant form based on the Total logo. Presented with acknowledgment to Ars Electronica. © 2013 Jon McCormack.

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Jon McCormack, Fifty Sisters (Texaco Tree), 2012. Evolved plant form based on the Texaco logo. Presented with acknowledgment to Ars Electronica. © 2013 Jon McCormack.

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Jon McCormack, Fifty Sisters (Phillips Tree), 2012. Evolved plant form based on the Phillips logo. Presented with acknowledgment to Ars Electronica. © 2013 Jon McCormack.

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Jon McCormack, Fifty Sisters (BP Tree), 2012. Evolved plant form based on the BP logo. Presented with acknowledgment to Ars Electronica. © 2013 Jon McCormack.

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Jon McCormack, Fifty Sisters (Elf Tree), 2012. Evolved plant form based on the Elf logo. Presented with acknowledgment to Ars Electronica. © 2013 Jon McCormack.

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Jon McCormack, Fifty Sisters (Conoco Tree), 2012. Evolved plant form based on the Conoco logo. Presented with acknowledgment to Ars Electronica. © 2013 Jon McCormack.

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Jon McCormack, Fifty Sisters (Esso Tree), 2012. Evolved plant form based on the Esso logo. Presented with acknowledgment to Ars Electronica. © 2013 Jon McCormack.

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Jon McCormack, Fifty Sisters (Exxon Tree), 2012. Evolved plant form based on the Exxon logo. Presented with acknowledgment to Ars Electronica. © 2013 Jon McCormack.

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Jon McCormack, Fifty Sisters (Shell Tree), 2012. Evolved plant form based on the Shell logo. Presented with acknowledgment to Ars Electronica. © 2013 Jon McCormack.

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Jon McCormack, Fifty Sisters (Conoco Tree), 2012. Evolved plant form based on the Conoco logo. Presented with acknowledgment to Ars Electronica. © 2013 Jon McCormack.

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