Eelco Brand

Nature as a machine

Eelco Brand Nature as a machine
How can you depict a credible, organic and material scene from lifeless digital material? Using 3D modelling and digital animation techniques, Eelco Brand explores this premise to create three video works. Differing in form and structure, these range from the crafting of a romantic atmosphere in a nocturnal forest scene, to the portrayal of absurd sequences in which objects transform within the logic of virtual immateriality.
The endless cycles in the animations, and the way in which these motions are constructed can be seen as refined mechanisms—fluid, repetitive movements as in the inner workings of a clock. By using an electronic, digital toolset to depict and simulate natural scenes, Brand examines the extent to which nature consists of primarily mechanical processes. In many ways, isn’t nature also a machine?
Eelco Brand

Eelco Brand (b. 1969, Rotterdam, The Netherlands), graduated from the audio-visual department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 1994. He painted until he exchanged his brush and paint for 3D software around 2003. His work has been exhibited across Europe, US, and South Korea. In addition, he has completed assignments for spatial works in the Netherlands and in the cities of Seoul, Songdo, and Incheon in South Korea.

Website: www.eelcobrand.nl/

Eelco Brand Nature as a machine
Eelco Brand Nature as a machine
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