Lost, screenshot, 2018

LOST is a program that produces a randomly generated city in 3d for the spectator to explore interactively. The streets are lined with houses that have been abandoned due to different economic shifts, modelled after pictures I have taken in various cities over a period of many years. Procedural random generation invokes the experience of exploring and getting lost in a new city that is spawned anew every time. The nostalgic longing for, or exoticizing of ruins echoes that of the romantic era, with the exception that our myopic times are not concerned with the ruins of roman or medieval days, but the ruins of modernity.

Watch this video of an early version: VIDEO   

Lost in music video by Stefanie Schrank: SPOOKY ACTION