For this self-initiated project, digital artist collective Universal Everything set themselves the challenge to create an infinite film entirely using generative technology. The piece intended to expand on UE’s long-standing exploration of figurative forms and take it to another level by creating a new form of digital art – one that would be possible only with bespoke coding and the latest graphics-processing technology.
Infinity is a never-ending video artwork, presenting viewers with an endless parade of unique personalities born from code. Viewers watch as bold and beautiful characters are generated, named, and join in the parade in real-time. The idea behind Infinity is to create new possibilities in digital art, experimenting with a form that can offer viewers something new and unique to discover each time they see the work.
Infinity premiered on UE’s social media channels and website as a livestream, running for two weeks in July 2021. It generated an average of 3,180 unique characters per hour. Building on the success of this production, UE are continuing to explore code-generated infinite artworks for their potential for interaction and for their application in various other fields.
Design Studio: Universal Everything
Creative Director: Matt Pyke
Unity Developer: Adam Samson
Sound: Simon Pyke
Studio Technician: Spike Thompson