The Experiential Extensions Series is an ongoing body of work in which I mark moments of my existence through complex, aesthetic means. It involves exploration, photography, 3D computer modeling and animation, and digital fabrication. This specific series relates to my exploration of different areas of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The first moments in this video depict a time-based composition showcasing the process of collecting shapes from photographs and building digital 3D forms from those shapes using the time at which the photographs were taken. Following this are several animated shorts of Variations in this series, which formally express thoughts related to concepts of time, including the growth of human memory throughout life and theories regarding existence.
Towards the end of this video, you will find documentation of physical objects digitally fabricated from these Variations exhibited in the Duderstadt Center Gallery in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The physical objects become static representations of fluid experience, crystallizations of human feeling. They allow me to slow down, be conscious of moments through recollection, and find beauty in that series of experiences. More images and information on this work can be found on my following website: edwardjohnston.co