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Diagram of Isolated Moments
Forming a Memory

Generative Drawings
Custom Software & Display, 2008 - 2009
Adam Chapman

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Diagram of Isolated Moments Forming a Memory is a series of generative drawings in which programmatic rules are applied to colored lines and forms that swim around the composition.

These abstract elements periodically resolve into representational portraits of close friends and family.

Every second of the installation is original--the piece is rule-generated and not a fixed composition. A complete two-hour cycle forms fifty portraits. The piece also exists as individual portraits continually forming and reforming.

The works are framed and mounted like traditional drawings.

Diagram of Isolated Moments Forming a Memory was completed with the generous support of the American Academy in Rome.

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Each image is a single incarnation of a portrait.
Every time a portrait forms it is different.

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