SUPERNOVA, 2012

1280px x 800px

HTML5, JavaScript, Processing and Processing js


SUPERNOVA exists in different formats. It is a website, Android application, distributed as a printout and is displayed in the gallery as a projection. It takes on a minimalist form, referencing Sol LeWitt’s Arcs, circle, and irregular bands, or perhaps Duchamp’s Rotary Demisphere (Precision Optics). Viewers can also access this site from their computer and are able to download a unique image by clicking on the page and simply pressing the “s” key on their keyboard. It is an attempt at proliferating art through various technological mediums while being historically grounded in both displays and aesthetics.

The result is an immersive, sensorial experience randomly displaying different color combinations in the RGB color model in ten concentric circles. This characteristic of the piece is historically similar to Structuralist Film, as it runs frame by frame and is constructed out of a specific medium of the internet: color.

When viewing online it is best to use Goolge Chrome and view it in presentation mode, which allows the piece to take up the whole screen.


To view the slower online version, click here

To view the 30 fps online version, click here

To download the Android app, go here

Download the Processing source code here

WARNING: IF YOU ARE PRONE TO SEIZURES, VISITING THE 30 FPS PAGE IS PROBABLY NOT A GOOD IDEA.



As part of Medialab-Prado's ProgramaLaPlaza in Madrid