suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
vincent POCSIK/zach SCHOCH/mike GROSS/zifan LIU: This installation stems from an intensive research on ornamental techniques used within traditional Islamic and Persian architecture. A particular focus was placed on a type of corbel known as Muqarnas. Muqarnas is a three dimensional decoration composed of niche-like shapes, arranged in tiers that usually cover undersides of vaults and arches. Its unique ability to transition between different compositional elements was closely studied in order to create our own order of assembly.
Scripting in parallel to manual 2d geometric patterning was used to emerge the pieces design. While rigorous material testing for particular effects and applications influenced the pieces final construction. Creating a system much like the Muqarnas, that could transition effortlessly from different scales and shapes, yet hold a self similarity making its assembly economical.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
vP/zS/mG/zL: Marcelo Spina, Matt Melnyk, The Fashion District
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
vP/zS/mG/zL: The metal station from Zach’s iphone, The Black Keys, Kool and the Gang, The Kinks, Philip K Dick, Raymond Carver short stories, Difference and Repetition, Walden
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
vP/zS/mG/zL: Patterns, Emergent, The Very Many, New Territories