Spherical Harmonics is about the strange power of the CGI image. It is a hermetically sealed fantasy, full of digitally created memories, counterfeit physics and controlled accidents. A place where reality fails because it’s too perfect, and where spectacular CGI setpieces are replaced with more introverted and complex fantasies – fantasies of the digital-artist-as-god, lost in uncanny valley.
The film is was created in just six weeks and is currently exhibiting on ‘The Wall’ at The Photographers Gallery in London, an eight-screen HD array with a combined 3K+ resolution and an unusual aspect ratio. Spherical Harmonics sits stylistically at a halfway point between the glossy product displays of Oxford Street and the workhouse construction of Soho’s post production scene. It’s a fantasy under construction. It’s a play between glossy surface and behind-the-scenes complexity. It advertises beauty but undercuts that beauty in a way that suggests it’s unstable or subject to the whims of an invisible authorial force.