Crystallised (2011) is a series of digital mineral crystal animations. They are generated and animated by sound recordings of ice crystals (by translating the waveforms into algorithms that create and control form and motion).


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Each structure takes on a different form, growing and evolving in exquisite detail. Mineral crystals reveal atomic structures in their rawest form and provide an insight into the make-up of the physical world, where simple shapes come together to create intricate and complex formations.

With this series of works, Semiconductor draw a parallel between these basic molecular structures and the building blocks of the digital world that has become the prism through which we increasingly experience "reality". The animations suggest a pre-ordained pattern and order that underlies the world.