Process 16 (Software 3), 2012
Custom software (color, silent), computer, screen or projector
Dimensions variable, landscape orientation
Perpetually elusive moments characterize Reas’ software installations. Process 16 and Process 18 both use line as a primary form. The behavior of line in these pieces is guided by the artist’s instructions. “Using grey scale and static images, the formal attributes of a system are reduced,” says the artist. “Introducing a kinetic field of action or a color representation of the system will present the viewer with higher complexity.” Running live on a computer, Process 16 (Software 3) is a highly ordered space of movement. A tense figure/ground relationship in the surface of each frame captures subtle behaviors in form.