Nova is an experimental study of the visual arts technique slit scan with a particular focus on emphasising its spacial and temporal properties. The slit scan image is created using video footage of bioluminescent deep sea creatures, particularly Comb Jellyfish. These creatures acted as a source of inspiration for the form and animation. The resulting structure resembles a surreal organism that is locked into an ever-increasing state of perpetual growth, decay and transformation.
The structure is built and rendered in realtime and programmed in C++ using openFrameworks. More info here – http://www.jamesalliban.com/#/nova
Music – No Idea by Luk Dab – https://soundcloud.com/lukdab