Multi layer masked 24hr time-lapse split into 24 panels each representing a day
Inspired by images from The Last Pictures project, Evolution builds on the concept of showing life on Earth to entities beyond our solar system. By combining still photographs and computer generated imagery, the film demonstrates aspects of evolution and attempts to ask whether it is the creative phenomena of the human psyche that causes change, or are the tiny cooperative elements of microbial matter that make-up the brain responsible for the concept of change.
Various elements of the film were built with a mix of particle simulators in compositing software as well as manipulating scanned photographs.
Brief summary of the The Last Pictures project:
Artist Trevor Paglen collaborated with materials scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to develop a micro-etched disc with one hundred photographs, encased in a gold-plated shell, designed withstand the rigors of space and to last for billions of years. Inspired by years of conversations and interviews with scientists, artists, anthropologists, and philosophers, the images chosen for The Last Pictures tell an impressionistic story of uncertainty, paradox, and anxiety about the future.