Almost two hundred identical, small mirrors are arranged in a grid to form a flat, homogenous surface. Hung against the wall, the mirrors are closely spaced and apparently static; but they possess the ability to move in harmony with one another. Approaching the artwork, the individual mirrors turn together to face the onlooker, following as he or she moves. The plane of the surface distorts into varying, three-dimensional forms — perhaps a wave, or a curve, or a circle. The reflection becomes fragmented and the apparently inanimate object becomes akin to something organic and alive. A divided whole, it disperses a divided reflection. Engaging with the piece creates a physical, interrelated dialogue between human and non-human behaviour.
Documentation from 'Random International: On The Body' at Pace Gallery, New York 2016.
For her contribution to the latest series of Define Beauty, London-based director Marie Schuller has turned to the dark depths of the web, holding up a mirror to strange cultural occurrences that have become the everyday. In a new film, Am I Ugly?, the filmmaker highlights the pressure placed on young girls and women to meet an unrealistic and unvaried standard of beauty. Read more on NOWNESS - http://bit.ly/2dsGo65
I am very happy to share with you this set of animated letters made for the 36daysoftype with love and sundown coffee.
This project allowed me to test myself, to be creative, to experiment styles, techniques, and enjoy to share with all the awesome designers who participate.
My 36daysoftype was also a collaboration with BJ Derganc who is an awesome sound designer and friend that I met up at the beginning of this project, he daily made sound designs on my animations within a short time. Thank you buddy !
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.
Andreas Deja was the supervising animator in many Disney animated films, including the Disney villains Gaston from Beauty and the Beast, Jafar from Aladdin, Scar from The Lion King and the hero Hercules.