Andreas Nicolas Fischer from Munich, Germany, concerns himself with the physical manifestation of digital processes and data, through generative systems. He holds an MA from the Berlin University of the Arts where he was taught by professor Joachim Sauter.
Schwarm by Andreas Nicolas Fischer literally means Swarm, referring to the swarm of particles that gradually create an abstract composition from photographs. Using photographs as the source for colour and composition, and custom designed software as the ‘drawing agents’, Fischer has created the Schwarm Series of generative art that typifies our digital era. “The software analyses a sequence of images using their colour values at their origin, and then spreads this like a brush would spread paint.”
After a predefined amount of time a new image becomes the source of the composition and all values defining shape and direction of the movement are reset. The transition between the images happens seamlessly, sometimes barely perceptible in real time. Fischer tells us that the main focus “Is the ephemeral nature of the ever-changing composition”.