Swarm( 2020 )
Landing page of the Swarm website.
Swarm is a series of three video essays exploring the Tibetan Buddhist concept of Bardo (བར་དོ་) through 3D landscapes and generative artwork.
Machine sentience challenges notions of creativity and what it means to be human. Swarm is an archive and a purgatory, exploring the potential for creation and destruction that is shared by both human and machine. In Tibetan Buddhism, bardo (བར་དོ་) is the intermediate space betwen death and rebirth. Not just the afterlife, this exchange can be applied to all instances of birth and death which occur constantly and cyclically in this present experience. There is no beginning or end, only the singularity.