Brandon Morse works with generative systems as a means to examine the ways in which physical phenomena such as entropy and emergence can function in ways that are both poetic and metaphorical. Through the use of code, and the creation of custom computer software, he creates simulations of seemingly complex systems to create video and video installations that seek to draw parallels between the ways in which these systems work and the ways in which we, both individually and collectively, navigate the world around us.


As a natural extension of its long running Experimental Media Series, WPA is launching Hothouse Video, a series of contemporary video works by local, national, and international artists to be presented in the hotel lobby.  Part of the Hothouse series of exhibitions and events at the Capitol Skyline Hotel, Hothouse Video seeks to introduce exceptional artists and artworks to the DC community and to the substantial number of visitors, both national and international, who visit the hotel. Each Hothouse Video project will run approximately 6 weeks.

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May 15 – June 20, 2014


Capitol Skyline Hotel Lobby
10 I (Eye) Street SW
Washington, DC 20024

Opening reception

May 15, 2014, 6–8pm

About the artist

Brandon Morse received his BFA in 1997 from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and his MFA in Art and Technology in 2000 from Ohio State University.  Morse’s work has been exhibited at The Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, China; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; The Frankfurter Kustverein, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; The University Art Gallery at The University of the South, Sewanee, TN; Young Projects, Los Angeles, CA; Conner Contemporary Art, Washington, DC; D.E.N. Contemporary Art, Culver City, CA; Strand on Volta Gallery, Washington, DC; Watkins Gallery and Katzen Arts Center at American University, Washington, DC; and School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD. Morse is an Associate Professor of Digital Media in the Department of Art at the University of Maryland. You can see more of Brandon Morse’s work at:

Photo gallery

Brandon Morse, "Thresh," 2014, Single channel generative HD video
Brandon Morse, "Snowblind," 2014, Single channel generative HD video
Brandon Morse, "Iron River," 2014, Single channel generative HD video