A moving typographic animation using a “code like” text, that gets repeated in a three-dimensional grid system. The offsets of each letter in x, y and z direction is calculated by sine wave modulation and the composition slowly rotates in the z axis. What I get is an ever-moving wave of single letters, that are connected.
The development process
First I create a set of characters for the computer to pick from. These images show two test strings in use. A two dimensional grid arrangement of single letters was my goal. Having done that I started adding randomized offsets in the Z axis resultin in those beautiful wavy graphics.
A3 giclée prints and raw output imges of a computer program that is creating three-dimensional structures based of a randomly moving sphere in space. These images remind me of colorful clouds in bright colors.
Playfair Random Spread – Is a typography experiment using the delicate path of Claus Eggers Sørensens typeface Playfair Display as a base for further random spread, resulting in an animation, drawn in a HTML5 element This program takes a single capital letter, in the given font, as an input. After analyzing the bounding box of the letter it is centered on the screen. An array of vectors is calculated by tracing the path of the given letter. Each frame of the animation the traced points are spread by a random ammount. If the user presses the correct key an svg image is offered.
Try it yourself
Are you really bored? Check out my script. It’s interactive and mostly red and purple. You can add random sized control points via touch or mouse click. The whole system adapts to new set points and draws beautifully curved lines in your html5 canvas.
Test it here:
#Particles drop from the top of the screen and #bounce of invisible #flowfields. The traces create beautiful, almost “sketchlike” abstract graphics. Just hit a button and save your file.
Komponente – is a self written software for type design. The base of this concept is a a pixelated font, stored in a flexible Matrix with a fixed height and a variable width. Every single “pixel” represents and instance of a changable component. The software can produce a variety of different designs based on the same rules and will export a vectorized portable document for further editing in a font-design software. The current development is in beta, a full version will be released as a HTML5 browserapp. Say Hello if you want to be informed.
Land art project in Porto, Portugal. Collaboration with United Everything.
The thesis “active landscape souzhou” is dealing an urban utopia in Shanghai. Prof. Klaus K. Loenhart, Institute of Architecture and Landscape. Graz 2013. Collaboration with C. Matthias Kügler. Documentation Photography by Simon Oberhofer, Alexander Krischner.
This is a piece on “Algorithmic Composition”. I deeply got in touch with the RLE – Run length encoding algorithm and could manage to do create a loose bunch of projects, all related to the algorithm. The work stands pretty much for itself, if you want to know more about it you could take a look here oder read the pdf-manual here.
A surface with a yellow pattern. The camera is slowly moving and changing the point of view. Due to the overlay of different rasters comes a subtle moire effect into force.
Irrlichter/Ghostlight is based on Will-o’-the-wisp which are soft and illusive light with no determinable source – often over bogs. A series of lamp is used with dmx controled light-dimmers – causing the light to flicker – the flickering again is recorded directly from the lamp and producing a soundscape around them.
Kollaboration: Georg Kettele, Martin Kern
Unique Object, Graz (AT), 2009. Collaboration with Georg Kettele. We printed differently rastered grids with lines and dots on transparent acrylic and mounted the prints on an array of diapositive frames. This was our first “viral” image in those days :-) and you can find it on many blogs or even on pinterest.
Performance and site specific installation in Gornja Radgona (SLO) / Bad Radkersburg (AT), by Matthias Jäger and Christoph-Matthias Kügler. Entwerfen Spezialisierter Themen 2008, Institute for Contempory Art, TU Graz. Thanks to Hans Kuppelwieser, Ruby Sircar and Nicole Pruckermayer. The project was an artistic confrontation with the “twin city” of Gornja Radgona / Bad Radkersburg and the complete opening of the border in 2007. By working together on a common cause limits disappear and people collaborate. We wanted to involve as many people as possible on both sides of the border, to participate in a joint handwork. Thus, a large number of knitted, square patches of wool were created, knitted by the people from the entire region. These individual parts were combined – also by hand – into a temporary object. Not only the object, but much more the one-week work on in different places in the region was an attempt to connect people in this area and to “entangle cultures”.