Seven of a Billion Days (One Week)
Technique: computer generated prints, 28 black frames A1, 7 books A4, light object, generative software
One of a Billion Days visualizes possible combinations of an alphanumeric display consisting of 10 characters. Each character is based on 16 segments and two points and as such has 2e18 (or 262 144) unique combinations possible. A 10 character display has 2e180 (or 1532495540865888858358347027150309183618739122183602176) unique combinations possible.
If every minute a unique combination is displayed than 10 080 combinations can be shown during one week of seven days. The artwork shows these combinations on print and book. Each of the books visualises 1440 possible unique combinations possible to be generated every single minute of one entire day.
One of a Billion Days shows an infinite small extract of the infinite time necessary to generate all possible unique combinations of the 10 character long 16 segment display. The artwork demonstrates how a simple construct, the combination of 18 elements, can create closely infinite variations and puts it in relation to time and information.