CONCEPT & IMPLEMENTATION

CONCEPT & IMPLEMENTATION

In the last quarter of 2013, I began my journey in the particle realm. Many opportunities confronted me. While I was learning about physics in nature, I tried to find ways to implement these in the computer.

My purpose was to explore and show the beauty of particles presented in a dot form. Therefore to show different physics with only the core element. Now that I explore more possibilities I like to use the particle as a source to create nature in it’s pure form. Meaning a group of particles could be presented for example as a nebula.
In the second quarter of 2015, I began to research an new project; “What lies beyond the edge of the Observable Universe?”. I began an experiment to visualize this through our universal language: Mathematics.

After testing complicated algorithms, I arrived at the Perlin Noise algorithm. This algorithm was invented in 1983 (my birth year) by Ken Perlin and was later used by several computer programs.
While experimenting with the noise algorithm, I find out that this was not good enough for the base of the nebula system. Therefore I had to use multiple and different noise fields to produce a more life like nebula form. It became clear through experiments that I needed a starting point to build on. First I created an primal object designed by a procedural algorithm based on the Perlin Noise. After that I transformed the object to particles and manipulate these with the noise algorithm. The result is the base nebula without all the detail. In the second phase I deform the base through maps that are based on fractal noise. The final result is an high dense and high detailed particle system. This way I can create close up, medium and total shots of the nebula.
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SHOWING MY WORK
Teun van der Zalm (1983, Tilburg) Education 2004-2008 Utrecht School of the Arts
City of Lights
Netherlands Film Festival  /  25 Sep – 3 Oct 2007 | Utrecht, Netherlands
Annecy International Animation Film Festival  /  9 Jun – 14 Jun 2008 | Annecy, France

HDFest  /  15 Sep – 5 Dec 2008 | United States
Internationales Trickfilm-Wochenende Wiesbaden  /  15 Oct – 19 Oct 2008 | Wiesbaden, Germany

12th Holland Animation Film Festival  /  5 Nov – 9 Nov 2008 | Utrecht, Netherlands
Brest European Short Film Festival  /  8 Nov – 16 Nov 2008 | Brest, France

Némo: le rendez-vous multimédia d'arcadi  /  10 Apr – 20 Apr 2009 | France
Nederlands Film Festival  /  23 Sep – 1 Oct 2009 | Utrecht, Netherlands

1st Atlanta Philosophy Film Festival  /  8 Oct 2009 | Atlanta, United States
13th Holland Animation Film Festival  /  4 Nov – 8 Nov 2009 | Utrecht, Netherlands

19th Invideo: International Exhibition of Video Art and Cinema Beyond  /  11 Nov – 15 Nov 2009 | Milan, Italy
11th Mumbai International Film Festival  /  3 Feb – 9 Feb 2010 | Mumbai, India

CosyMo’s Solar Cinema  /  28 May – 26 Jun 2010 | Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Amoda Austin Museum of Digital Art  /  11 Mar 2011 | Mohawk Austin, USA

Tears / De Breuklijn
7th MoliseCinema Film Festival  /  4 Aug – 9 Aug 2009 | Casacalenda, Italy
Nederlands Film Festival  /  23 Sep – 1 Oct 2009 | Utrecht, Netherlands
 
16th Festival Internacional de Jóvenes Realizadores de Granada  /  24 Oct – 31 Oct 2009 | Granada, Spain
7th Platforma Video International Film Festival  /  3 Nov – 6 Nov 2009 | Athens, Greece
 
10th Uluslararasi Izmir Kisa Film Festivali  /  3 Nov – 8 Nov 2009 | Izmir, Turkey
14th Faludi Nemzetközi Amatőrfilmszemle és Fotopályázat  /  19 Nov – 21 Nov 2009 | Budapest, Hungary

Kolkata Short Film Festival  /  6 Dec – 13 Dec 2009 | Kolkata, India
kontrast: Das Bayreuthische Filmfest  /  29 Jan – 31 Jan 2010 | Bayreuth, Germany
 
4th Athens International Short Film Festival Psarokokalo  /  1 Feb – 7 Feb 2010 | Athens, Greece
2nd Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Iquique  /  1 Feb – 5 Feb 2010 | Iquique, Chile
 
11th Mumbai International Film Festival  /  3 Feb – 9 Feb 2010 | Mumbai, India
Magma Short Film Festival  /  29 Apr – 2 May 2010 | Rotorua, New Zealand
 
6th Marfici: Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente  /  8 May – 15 May 2010 | Buenos Aires, Argentina
38th Festival der Nationen  /  13 Jun – 19 Jun 2010 | Ebensee, Austria

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EXHIBITIONS
“Digital Emotions” exhibition
Town Hall Goirle | 09 Mar – 13 April 2012 | Goirle, The Netherlands

"Digital Dots" exhibition
Marziart Internationale Galerie | 07 Mar – 02 April 2014 | Hamburg, Germany

"The Lumen Art" exhibition
5&33 Gallery | 09 Jan – 30 Jan 2015 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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AWARDS
7th MoliseCinema Film Festival | Audience Award
38th Festival of Nations | Ebenseer Bären in Bronze​​​​​​​
Shortlisted for the Lumen Art Prize 2014