LiquidPrairie:CreepingChange uses the computational environment of a laptop computer as a model to illustrate how established patterns of seasonal change can be effected by external pressures.
Over a twelve hour period a software program mixes in real time forty-six images, pixel by pixel. The images show a spring melt along a frozen floodway channel in central Canada. The sequencing structure of the software model was created using data gathered from walking the 46 km long channel. The data gathered was: duration and distance of each walk, images from each kilometer, air temperature, and windchill.
The software runs continually without pause over the length of the exhibition, taxing the laptop computer to its operational limits. As the computer runs sequencing errors begin to emerge, established patterns become corrupted and the computer's system becomes unstable. The result is the images begin to be shown out of order and the melt cycle from winter to spring becomes corrupted, echoing the changing seasonal patterns in the real world.