Ethica And Xiaoji
<p>Reimagines the ionic column as both a digital and historical artifact through manipulations that result in reinterpretations of its organic textures. The structure imitates the act of being reclaimed by nature, the folds of rock cloth landscape envelop the installation. Within the columns, a fractured digital pattern is revealed, creating physical, vinyl interpretations of digital geodes. Visitors can explore the landscape which seamlessly evolves from organic and natural formations to a human affected, post-modern hellscape. By playing with cavernous abstractions, the structure elicits an inherent sense of natural formation, but is unsettling in its digital retexturing. The constructable form is constituted of a pavilion that must be navigated, mimicking the complexities of natural caves. When looking at form, the typical purpose of columns are as supportive structures. This site turns that assumption on its head by using manipulated fragments of columns to creative a structure.
The manipulation process occurred in phases.
Each object has been retextured with another objectís manipulated mapping from initial photogrammetric scans. In addition, each object has undergone a series of transformations, from decimating surfaces and creating new interpretations of texture and form with the digital glitch reflected in translucent vinyl in the scaled ionic column, to the use of transparencies and lighting to try and imitate a desert landscape.
By intermingling Cinema 4D and Rhino/Grasshopper processing, a relationship emerges from the structure of different digital interpretations from a platform perspective.</p>