- Moving Wallpaper
In his book Species of Spaces (1974), George Perec states that walls are the end of your spatial experience. They are borders one would prefer not to see. “People have to forget there are walls but have found nothing better to hang up paintings. Paintings erase walls, but after a while the walls will kill the painting, for the painting becomes the wall. One has to either always change painting or wall.” Wallpaper with animated and changeable patterns inside the paper. You can turn the design on and off or select another one. In the most basic example, fl owers for her and cars for him. The flowers on the paper are animated and moving slightly. The wallpaper can work with prepared images as well as any free pixel drawing.
The technique allows paper to cary variable images, and to turn off. It has a pigment that changes colour so that there is no light or projection used. The pigment changing has the visual quality of a Polaroid. When unnecessary information is taken away, visual noise is taken out of the space. Take for example the floor of an indoor sports hall where the boundary lines for different sports are marked over and through each other. This technique would enable the floor to change patterns, showing a basketball court at 20:00 and then a soccer field at 21:00.
Awarded the Rene Smeets prize 2002 for best graduation project of the Design Academy Eindhoven, part of the Droog design collection.