suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
christoph BADER: Most of my works are based on processes. First a process or a set of instructions is defined and then some variables within the process are varied to get different visual outcomes. These different result then form a series.
I think that all things visual beautiful to us are based on certain processes; and the ability of us humans to understand those processes (even if it is subconscious) is what makes those shapes visual appealing. To exhibit our works we decided to put high-resolution images online which can be zoomed. I think it’s an appropriate way to show how a simple set of instructions can create a high detailed and complex shape.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
cB: I have always been experimenting with possibilities and variations of shapes. I enjoy creating forms out of nothing. I can’t even remember when it all started. But while I am working I am always trying to collect images of shapes and forms I enjoy.
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
cB: Nothing in particular. There are always some math books around my desk but it’s not like they directly influence what I am doing.
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
cB: I am always checking Tom Beddard (http://www.subblue.com/) works. Very inspirational.