Chromatica is an original typeface created by warping Baskerville through a stemless wine glass filled with water. Due to the curved form of the glass, a distortion known as chromatic aberration occurred resulting in the separation of colors along the edges.
Instructor : Gerald Mark Soto, SVA
Music : Drowning in You – Pascäal
Warm up assignment at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Tangible Interactions course.
Convey a given adjective it's meaning with any preferred method. The word REVEALING in this case. I was inspired to show the word with some element from nature and water was perfect for this assignment. Very dynamic and photogenic.
I used a mirror and a hydrophobic coating made for car windshields to explore the possibilities of surface tension and typography. I applied masking tape and cut out the letters, then applied the coating. Was filmed with a Nikon D7000 and 85mm prime with macrotubes mostly. Shot & edited in one day.
Huge thanks to Håvard at Nanolex for sending me a sample with express delivery.
Also thanks to Alex Chappel for video assistance.
The interactive art installation Saltation 101 represents an immersive experience contemplating phenomenons of nature. Saltation, from Latin ‘saltus’ meaning ‘leap’ is a geological occurrence describing a specific type of particle transport by wind or water. Sand drift over desert surfaces or snow drift in the arctic create temporary landscapes. Once the wind speed reaches a certain critical value, the drag and lift forces exerted are sufficient to accelerate some particles from the surface. Just like the threshold needed to counteract gravity, the hidden trigger in the sculpture can be unlocked through movement, depicting short films dealing with this very phenomenon.