How does human interference
appear within natural patterns?
For AGERIÓ, I was initially interested in simply mapping vibrations using charcoal on a chladni plate with this project in order to visualize innately natural patterns within a mechanical context. However, throughout the process of creating these visualizations, I realized that my own acts of introducing the charcoal itself, as well as the act of taking the piece off the plate, embedded human error within the final pieces. Embracing this addition of error within these patterns of charcoal, I created a set of thirty paper disks.
With the presentation of this project within a gallery setting, there was a desire to arrange them with their intended rigid structures, affording themselves a balance between the humanly and mechanically generated. The visualizations on paper started off as flat disks, but with the introduction of moisture within the air throughout the duration of the show, they began to curve inwards, introducing yet another influence — one that of nature.
Direction, Fabrication, Documentation: Reginald Lin
Made with care by Reginald Lin in 2019.