Horizon Festival - Online for 2020 // 28 Aug - 6 Sep 2020




Parametric is an interactive digital artwork that investigates our individual and collective emotional state in a post isolated world to create unique pieces of art.

Parametric exists in the intersection of art and technology. Driven by html code and parametric equations, this digital artwork invites you to engage, respond and create.

You are invited to input your feelings on a sliding scale across a series of questions about how you feel about your life and relationships. Each input changes the artwork and renders a morphing and shifting piece of art on the screen before your very eyes.

When you’re ready to share into the “cloud”, your data will be merged with other people’s data, creating a dynamic piece of art that displays our collective feelings in real-time.

Stylistically, the work is a throwback to early computer graphics, with coloured shards twisting and turning across the screen with a rhythm and beauty reminiscent of a late 90s screen saver.

Parametric is equal parts enjoyable and confronting. The artwork is a metaphor for life; while we have some control over the input, the artwork still twists and turns of its own accord. After all, what is life other than rhythm and beauty coupled with a lack of absolute control.

With no identifying data being requested or stored we hope that people will feel free to express themselves personally and honestly.

Experience Parametric now at https://parametric.manxmachine.com/


This Homegrown project is supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Sunshine Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.