Xerodrome is an animation that explores a speculative landscape generated from glitched photographs. Throughout the 30-minute flyover, one can see landscapes of chaos and order, of natural materials and of digital noise. Amid vivid abstractions, shimmering pools, flaming cities and rivers of data seem to appear and disappear, rendered from the flat immateriality of the digital image. The accompanying audio by Isaac Schankler is a custom-digital performance for accordion.

Artist: Christopher O’Leary
Sound designer: Isaac Schankler

Christopher O’Leary works at the intersection of science, futurism and fantasy to create technologically experimental works He is a founding member of the artist collective called Speculative and holds an MFA, UCLA Design Media Arts (2008).