For the Learning Innovation Center at Oregon State University
Constructive Interference is a sculpture designed to engage members of the Oregon State University community in active learning, by presenting a mystery to their senses: a static object that appears, impossibly, to be moving.
The sculpture is a metaphor for how we exchange knowledge, how synthesis of apparently different ﬁelds widens our perspective, and how investigation deepens our understanding of the reality in which we live. The composition of the moire pattern derives from the principles of electrostatics, where two electric poles form field lines in an exchange of electrical information.
Constructive Interference is composed of two large patterned sheets of steel, designed to create a rapidly changing visual interference effect as viewers pass by. Secondary moving shapes and hidden structures appear fleetingly within the sculpture as the eye and body pass by. The effect and shape of the piece changes dramatically from one vantage point to another around the space, while the sculpture itself remains static.
The sculpture and its dynamic pattern were developed in Processing, Rhino-Grasshopper, and Python. The rear surface was painted directly on to the wall, using several CNC-vinyl cut masks to create the painted rust pattern. The front surface was fabricated from 20 laser cut pieces of Corten steel, welded together on site and finished to form a single 30 foot wide, 17 foot tall steel sheet. This surface was hand-treated to a rich weathered patina, curving from flush with the wall to a dramatic overhang.
In 1998, researchers discovered that mathematical proofs by Archimedes had been overwritten with biblical texts by monks in the 13th century. Documents such as this, with previous erasures still visible beneath the primary text, are known as palimpsests. Architecture can also be a palimpsest: as cities and buildings are modified and re-purposed, traces of their previous lives remain visible.
Here we imagine what an urban palimpsest can be in the digital age. Using 3D scanning and virtual reality, our project records personal stories and local histories, layering them over the city at a 1:1 scale. Building this collective memory is especially important in areas undergoing dramatic urban redevelopment. Our first initiative, The Camden Palimpsest, uses the UK High Speed Rail 2 project as a case study. It highlights stories of Camden residents - some of whom will lose their homes and workplaces - and explores how their lives will be transformed. Our virtual Palimpsests aim to create more inclusive planning practices, using emerging technology to directly connect communities, governments, and developers in conversation. They also become historical documents, digitally recording spaces and stories that might otherwise be lost.
Environmental / Museums / Gallery Installation Silver Cube
GERMAN DESIGN AWARD
Excellent Communication Design
2 IDA AWARDS (The International Design Awards)
Multi media -Animation Category & Animation
Ava; is the surface-volume shape coefficient. The main inspiration comes from monumental experimentations which focused on particle physics.
AVA’s design originate from the Buckminster Fuller’s iconic dome structure. It has 360 traceable area from the exterior surface of the dome.
Cosmic rays reinterpreted within the concept of AVA and the first version of the performance screened at Paris.
AVA is a Commissioned Artwork and designed as a portable installation which can be transportable and positionable at any place.