Through a method of geometric arrangements, a shift in tectonic planes is sought, where the plan and elevation intersect. Monoskop looks to historical reference to achieve an elemental design philosophy. Inspired by the Constructivist techniques of Hungarian artist László Moholy-Nagy. Nagy was a new media provocateur working with glass, metal, paint, photography and film. His experiments in the latter were called ‘photograms’ and other types of ‘light-space modulators’.
Monoskop is a series propositional form of transformative design that showcases reconfigurable circular spaces defined by elements that rotate, turn and displace.
As we explored the tangent through the circular forms, it was noted that this single element could work to bind the various landscape, architecture, lighting and interactive design components in the design. The circular forms are connected to the disparate structures by the tangent and to the line, and the extension of the line, through methods of projection. Collaboratively working with a specialist lighting and set designer it is achievable to develop an integrated approach to have light sources purpose built into the architectural elements creating an ephemeral extension to the physical objects - once beginning solid then transforming into long extrusions of space-defining light. Upper and lower planes are a formal study into the qualities of the disc.
The circular forms pull the visitor in and a series of embedded movable and interactive vertical screening elements, mounted to the circular forms, function as a stage set moving as a backdrop to the courtyard activity the passers by. Secondary small scale objects shift and can be upended with visitors able to experience an unending series of game theory scenarios as they alter and influence the amount of light and the quality landing on the surfaces of the interconnected elements, interrupting the circles and tangents, the player shifts the structure’s spatial direction. The formal studies adhere to pure elemental fundamentals, seeking to find equilibrium and balance.
A series of live light paintings that change and alter from morning to evening allowing visitors to record reality and preserve vanished events exploring the interplay between light and structure: translucent materials, projection, and shadow. As the work shifts toward a type of intersection, adhering to a psychology of colour, it encourages the visitor to explore, to be optimistic and uninhibited. A canopy sits above and new and shifting ground planes lie underneath. The subtle dance of light and shadow encompass the visitor experience. The structures weave a dialog about structural impermanence: A Euclidean primitive?