More innovative work from the 3D fractal master.
John describes his sculptures:
Blooms are 3D printed sculptures designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. Unlike a 3D zoetrope, which animates a sequence of small changes to objects, a bloom animates as a single self-contained sculpture. The bloom’s animation effect is achieved by progressive rotations of the golden ratio, phi (ϕ), the same ratio that nature employs to generate the spiral patterns we see in pinecones and sunflowers. The rotational speed and strobe rate of the bloom are synchronized so that one flash occurs every time the bloom turns 137.5º (the angular version of phi).* Each bloom’s particular form and behavior is determined by a unique parametric seed I call a phi-nome (/fī nōm/).
Beautiful short film by Nikita Diakur. It is just as down to earth as it is far out.
‘Trip Aesthetics’ craftily mixes a wide variety of sources in a way that truly transcends to create something new, special and fun. Enjoy!
Tripping through space on a snail ship with fractalising lyrics whooshing all around.
Sean describes this work:
Commissioned for a custom video wall in Chicago, this 4K animated loop is inspired by contemporary, abstract visions of landscape, and is a more refined follow-up to the video ‘Cities & The Sky’ (2014). The installation site features a high elevation and panoramic view of the surrounding city and lake, which guided me to the Japanese concept of ‘unkai’, or “sea of clouds”, to explore multiple shifting perspectives and emerging/submerging points of detail and architectural elements … as an act of meditative looking, the uncanny scale of one’s field of vision becomes temporal as well as physical.
The Biz uses a pirate radio signal to hijack an animated children’s tv show.
Directed by Joseph Armario, animated by Matt Taylor.