Primary Forms

Experience nature’s Primary Forms in this large-scale interactive installation

Primary Forms is the latest interactive artwork by audio-visual artist Mark Eats (aka Mark Wheeler). The piece is a graphic study of some of nature’s beautiful, dramatic and recurring forms. Twists of smoke. Swimming fish. Rotating galaxies. Collapsing stars. Storm winds. It asks if we can capture the essence of these forms in simple maths, or if we just strive to see the familiar.

At its core, Primary Forms is an abstracted rule-driven world that includes many random variables. I have an idea of the basic results it will usually generate, but the concept allows lots of scope for the unexpected. Even after running for hours, it can still create some real surprises.” – Mark Eats