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Ben Lang

Sine depicts the process of aliasing, and explores the limits of compression and conservation. A sine wave of infinite length collapses on itself, such that the frequency increases while the amplitude remains constant. The frequency soon exceeds the capacity of the pixels to represent it, exposing the necessity for constant re-calculation and re-sampling. This leads to a series of unexpected patterns and moirĂ© effects; contours collapse toward a new representation. This reveals not only a recursive tendency to the lower frequency of its birth, but a DNA-like entanglement structure.

Ben Lang, Sine, 2013, animation, 4:00 min