Virtual Failure


Virtual Failure. Tens of thousands of coloured dice are repurposed and strung together, row by row, to the tune of a simple executable code of ones and zeros.

The composition of the pattern is the result of deciding on the order of the first row of dice – to which then an unpredictable element is introduced – the rules of an evolutionary algorithm that makes the pattern evolve from iteration to iteration. Without further input, the uncontrollable emerges. Things only happen.

Using everyday materials to simulate digital sequences, these suspended dice tapestries merge a process of making – close to traditions of ‘handmade’ automatism –  and analogies that exist with the rise of technological intelligence. The material and immaterial collide and introduce broader discussions around the decisions we make around technology and the processes underlying it.