Saturday, February 18, 2006
Modular grid deconstruction via chance operation
It may seem like it is a random three- dimensional effect with spaces, texts, and images but it is built on a master grid that contributes to its intuitive organic quality. This project was completed for a exhibit entitled "Universal/Unique." The focus of the exhibit was the relationship between structure and freedom in design and the exhibitors were asked to submit work using predetermined kernel elements in mind: grid, the word "word", and the image of an eye. A modular grid within a square format was set up by the designer using the horizontal, vertical, and isometric (45˚) axes, and then systematized to each of the kernel elements, plus excerpts from the design process like essays, photographs that would interact with the grid as well. The master eye grid directs the segments' placement from page to page, by employing a triangular dissection based on this master grid. On one side of the spread the excerpted texts, all refer to the idea of universality, which come into juxtaposition with the opposing concept of uniqueness when the pages are cut and folded together.
Because of its structure, the grid forces the deconstruction, the material ends up doing whatever it will because it is made to conform to the predetermined criteria. Upon closer inspection, the result is a college of texture, shadow, light and type that reveals a hidden order.
Chance operation and deconstruction is a interesting methodology to employ to you projects to get unpredicted results. These unpredicted outcomes should be a result of a predetermined methods. Predetermined methods being the systemization of the elements used and formated within a structure.