“I am interested in confusion, but without the aid of drugs”
Short Intro: Well, this post is more about sharing strong visual elements rather than reading observations and opinions on a topic. Today’s topic is a “different” approach to classic architecture, or just some fantastic spatial creations based on new means, passion and technology. I love it!
Just got my hands on the last Frame (+) and came across Muti Randolph’s newest creations.
“My work is always trying to get people inside my head you know, inside the things I create…When you are in front of 2-D monitor, that usual experience of watching TV or going to the movies, you end up, you know, imagining you are inside the movie…But with this stuff here, now you are literally inside the action.”
-to get quickly into the spirit of his work the following video of the “Deep Screen” will be very helpful
As seen by now, he is an artist addicted to experimentation of new techniques. As he likes to state, he creates “experience environments” for fashion shows to nightclubs and businesses. Deep Screen is a 3D cubic video display made of 6,144 animated light spheres that hang like beaded curtains!
Muti Randolph videos (+) (+)
For the fans here is a part of an interview//you can always read the rest here (+)
The Creators Project: Do you consider yourself an artist, an architect, or a designer? Do you see any difference between these things?
Muti Randolph: I think that my work is within all of these disciplines, encompassing a little bit of everything. I think this is nice; it’s part of what I believe, erasing the limits and transforming things.
How did you start creating? Did you study anything in particular?
I started a while ago. Actually, when I was a little kid I was sure that I was going to be a doctor.
I was crazy about biology. The first reference I had in biology was medicine. Later I felt revolted by mankind and gave up studying medicine—so I decided to study biology. I thought it was noble. It was something I was really crazy about. But I’ve always drawn as well and I’ve always been crazy about videogames. After I had already exhibited my works and so on, I ended up getting into college to study visual communication at Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC) on a scholarship. My education was in graphic design, with some industrial design as well.
How early did technology begin playing a role in your work?
When I started studying at PUC, I already had a Macintosh. It was a major revolution. Then when Photoshop was launched, I wanted to master it. It was wonderful. I would use 3D software as well. Sometime after that I did the cover for Planet Hemp’s second album, and several elements from the cover were included in the show. It was my first real project in terms of set design …….
- Get inside the wave//
His last intervention in São Paulo was pretty fantastic. Like the projects that design tutors would describe as “poetry”. You could really feel like you are in a wave. Randolph’s Tube is a cylindrical metal structure lined with LEDs which, synchronized with sound, create incredible combinations of images and music that the artist intends to suggest the thrill of riding a wave. We chatted with him a bit about his creation.
Do you usually think about the reaction the public will have when you present a creation?
Generally I think of myself when I create a space. I create in order to experience a powerful and new sensation. If it’s new and powerful for me, then that’s the best bet I can make that it’s going to end up being like that for other people too. I really like watching children interacting with the work. They let themselves go much deeper into the experience.