ANIMA II (2017) symbolises the materialization of internal experiences into an external physical form. The work investigates how this new perspective can shift one's perception of our respective inner worlds. Can one's interaction with a constructed symbolic object work to develop a deeper understanding of our inner being?
The transformation between inner and outer reality is actualised in the work by application of the ‘Wu Xing’ system, deriving from Chinese philosophy. This scheme links inner emotional experiences to five transitory phases in nature: Wood, Earth, Water, Fire, and Metal.
The five phases are represented by algorithmically generated fluid visual projections across the surface of the sphere. The spherical imagery, which emanates from within the object, is achieved by use of a single projector coupled with a hemispherical lens. The visual representation is accompanied by a spatial sound composition constructed from recordings of corresponding elements in nature.
projector, hemispherical lens, air motor, 8.1 speaker system, 4DSOUND software, openFrameworks
Nick Verstand - concept & design
Salvador Breed - spatial sound composition
onformative - software & design
Pufferfish - spherical projection
Creative Industries Fund NL
2 meters diameter
Design Society (Shenzhen, CHN, 2017-2018)
Nuit Blanche (Paris, FR, 2018)
Shanghai Fashion Week (Shanghai, CHN, 2018)