SOFTlab produced an installation for The Creators Project : New York 2011. Creators Project is a partnership between Vice and Intel. The two structures are made of plywood panels zip-tied together. The geometry is completely held together by the zip ties. There is no frame and the triangulation not only provides an irregular surface, but also a stable combination of points for each piece to rest on.
In an effort to have viewers engage with a static object SOFTlab has designed an installation that is defined by impossible views. The piece is graphically camouflaged so that the shape is discovered by viewers as they move around the piece. The interior of the piece is an inversion of the exterior. While the exterior uses a disguise as camouflage, the interior will use a hyper version of its surroundings to confound a person with the environment. The piece acts as an irregular kaleidoscope of color and light to produce fractured images of views that are irregular and at best impossible.
R&D:azzle is an asymmetrical, graphically camouflaged structure that hides within it an inverted kaleidoscope of color and fractured light. Using simple materials like wood and paper in their constructions, SOFTlab pioneered a new design practice that is perfectly in step with the future.
Materials: Plywood, Tape, Zip ties, Dichroic Acrylic
Location: 55 Washinton Street, Brooklyn
Design Team: Michael Szivos, Elliot White, Carrie Mcknelly, Alex Singer-Bieder, Sean Madigan, Liz Kelsey
Installation: Rolando Lineros, Simon Kristak, Andrew Chen, Andrew Manart, Najwa Doughman, Emily Mak