Mads is a practicing new media artist and designer located in Toronto, Canada. Using genetic algorithms to create a kind of ‘unnatural’ selection, her work challenges the heteronormative ideas that surround life and being, giving way to a magical alterity. She uses these digital outputs as blueprints for her laser cut acrylic sculptures, embodying fully formed entities with a tangible past and evolving future.
These videos are recordings of the genetic algorithm in action. Shapes are generated and selected based on a fitness rating. The final shapes are exported and used to create the digital sculptures and their physical counterparts.
Mads Brimble, Speciation, 2021, Sheet Acrylic, As part of DesignTO
Mads also maintains a physical practice where she recreates the same sculptures in sheet acrylic.