KLAX VAULTS: John Brumley (US), Roy Werner (US)


Klax Vaults was initially conceived as a series of individual simulated planes – totemic walled gardens – each depicting an ecosystem informed by the imagined inner workings of a respective proprietary hardware or software. These black-box systems display sparse and minimally active landscapes, operating in ignorance of each other and the outside world, attempting to articulate some vague caricature of a photo sharing network, an online platform for selling goods, or other like digital realms.

Through a system of software rendering 8 channels of audio and 3 of video, Klax Vaults immerses its audience in a mutable environment of digital windows looking on digital windows, providing a view into Brumley and Werner’s speculative algorithmic topography.