Outlines of Inexistence

OI is an interdisciplinary collaboration with visual designer Anouk Sylvestre.

The project was presented at the V&A Digital Design Weekend 2014.

OI 01  explores the tension between existence and in-existence. Invisible forces shape material patterns and textural volumes. Visual simplicity is defined by material richness, resulting in an installation of minimal physical aesthetics, a distilled visual expression of the sophisticated material behaviour.

Our opposite perspectives merged in the search of communicative and performative potential of smart and responsive materials. This materiality led the designers to push their two dimensional practices into the third dimension, by turning inert materials into interactive textural surfaces, through programmed transformative processes.