AN IMMERSIVE
AUDIO-VISUAL JOURNEY
THROUGH FRACTAL DIMENSIONS

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JULIUS HORSTHUIS

About the Exhibit

Geometric Properties

Through the creative digital expression of the endless iterations and multiple dimensions of fractals, Geometric Properties explores fundamental mathematical patterns to stimulate existential self reflection and emphasize the pure wonderment of being. Embark upon a cinematic journey where the sheer beauty of mathematics, nature and architecture coincide to inspire introspection and awe.

This audio-visual installation created with artist Julius Horsthuis presents a new existence: an immersive, eternal reality removed from the complexities of the everyday. Within this reimagined world, we are free to visualize ourselves within the larger whole. Visitors are taken on an exploration through our recent past and Horsthuis’s ideal future, one that returns to the intersection of nature and math as our source of inspiration.

 

About the artist

Julius Horsthuis

Julius Horsthuis is a Dutch visual and fractal artist who combines his years of experience with visual effects and passion for computer graphics to create cinematic animations. With a background in film, his passion for fractal art and artificial intelligence allows Horsthuis to be the creator of his own world.

Horsthuis works with the software mandelbulb3d to uncover iterative complex formulas that are generated by the computer to produce the unmeasurable structures that are fractals.

An award winning artist, Horsthuis’ work has been featured in the Academy Award winning “Manchester by the Sea” (Lonergan, 2016) and the most VFX-heavy film in the Netherlands: “Koning van Katoren” (Sombogaart, 2012). His recent work has included collaborations with visual artists Android Jones and musical artists, ODESZA, Meshuggah, Tigran Hamasyan and Birds of Paradise.

Horsthuis considers his art – “a journey of discovery”, as he uncovers to the eye of the viewer the immensely unique fractal reality. Using fractals to create sci-fi type worlds is something of an outlier when it comes to visual art or motion graphics.

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The installation features original soundtracks by David Levy and Michael Stearns. Original work from ARTECHOUSE’s creative team with Fractal Lab by Simon Alexander-Adams and Corrugated Origami pieces exploring principles of fractals by Ray Schamp will be on display alongside Julius Horsthuis’s focal piece.

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ARTECHOUSE is the nation’s first innovative art destination dedicated to the intersection of art, science and technology. From immersive art spaces to an extended reality (XR) mobile app, ARTECHOUSE is where curiosity-seekers of all ages go to experience creative innovation without limits. Founded in 2015, ARTECHOUSE has become the premier destination, both online and offline, for genre-pushing, technology-driven art.

Utilizing the largest seamless megapixel count projections of any cultural institution and integrating Hyperreal Sound technology, ARTECHOUSE NYC offers visitors and artists alike the most technologically advanced art platform in the world. Taking over the never-previously-occupied boiler room space beneath the iconic Chelsea Market, ARTECHOUSE NYC is one of the most unique art destinations and things to do in New York City.

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