” “Swarm” was commissioned by Scottsdale Public Arts for extended display at the 2019 Canal convergence, Scottsdale, AZ, USA. Responding to the events theme of water and light, it mimics the flocking behavior found in schools of fish and flights of birds. “Swarm” is something abstract, yet instantly recognizable. The flocking of a bird is something we see everyday but its motion is something we can’t necessarily appreciate. “Swarm”, represents this motion in a dynamic frozen form. Its form is derived from emulating the basic models of flocking behavior; ‘Agents’ are positioned in a virtual environment and controlled by three simple rules: Separation, alignment and cohesion. Interacting amongst both their own forces and those found in the installations, actual, physical environment.” Excerpt from toystudio.
[Media from toystudio]