Anemone Actiniaria

Anemone Actiniaria is an improvisation duo by Hanns Holger Rutz and David Pirrò. We algorithmically couple computer systems and introduce semi-autonomous agents. As an artistic research project, the seemingly well-defined concept of an algorithm is subjected to a new reading based on material agencies. Mutual observation and overwriting is initiated between our systems, rooted in physical modeling and in the generation of parametric models based on machine learning. We explore the emergent properties dormant in data records, properties that surface through the particular mode of engagement with the algorithmic process. The result is a live electronic piece that utilizes the multichannel system of the ZKM for the unfolding of our search spaces.