The next art installation at the University City Science Center’s glass-walled lobby of the new 3737 Market Street building is a colorful play on genetics and code. It’s by London-based United Visual Artists.
Here’s how the press release describes the piece, called “Blueprint”:
Exploring analogies between DNA and computer code, UVA have created the Blueprint series: works that pair genetics and code as the blueprints of artificial and natural systems. As the work slowly changes over time, patterns fluctuate between varying degrees of complexity. Blueprint uses the basic concepts of evolution to create an ever-transitioning image. With cells literally transferring their genes to their adjoining others, color flows like paint across the canvas.
Drawing up a unique colorful composition every minute, Blueprint presents the unlimited outcome that results from a single algorithm or a single set of rules.
Blueprint is the second art installation in the lobby at 3737 Market Street. The other is Soo Sunny Park’s glittering “Orders of Nature,” which debuted when the Science Center cut the ribbon on the building late last summer. Both Blueprint and Orders of Nature were funded by the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority’s Percent for Art program.
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