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Maxime Teresuac creates hypnotic visuals for Max Cooper's Order from Chaos music video

Dynamic, colourful patterns represent the way organisms interact and evolve in the visuals for Max Cooper's latest music video, which was directed by Maxime Teresuac.

The video came about after Cooper, a London-based producer, contacted a number of motion designers to create visuals for his new album, giving each a different brief. Order from Chaos was the track given to Melbourne-based Teresuac.

DMP: Order from Chaos - Max Cooper

"This track uses a binaural sample of rain hitting my window, where the rain hits are obviously random, but I then force the hits towards a grid so that a pattern emerges from the raindrops based on their closest structure," explained Cooper in his brief.

DMP: Order from Chaos - Max Cooper

"It's an emergent rhythm which I would like to mirror somehow in the visual, with an initially detailed and chaotic form which slowly develops into something with recognisable structure."

While Teresuac didn't have to stick to the brief exactly, he used it as a starting point.

DMP: Order from Chaos - Max Cooper

Using Houdini, a 3D animation program, he created colourful, dynamic visuals against a black backdrop, intended to represent the "beauty of life".

"There's no story, everyone can imagine something," he told Dezeen. "It talks about emergence and tries to show the beauty of life, the birth of a simple plant from a seed.

DMP: Order from Chaos - Max Cooper

Throughout the video, microscopic-looking shapes in bright neon colours morph and move. At one point they transform into jellyfish, and eventually flowers.

"It's inspired by how things interact and evolve," added the producer.

Teresuac worked on the project for four months part-time.