Project Description

Oktṓ

FROM DIGITAL CODE TO PHYSICAL REALITY

All computer-drawn designs are created from geometry and pixel. What may seem like a organic round shape, is when zoomed in, constructed from a large sequence of geometry, also known as polygons. The more pixels and geometry can be used to make us see the image as real as possible.

The more we learn about the universe, the more it appears to be based on mathematical laws. Perhaps that is not a given, but a function of the nature of the universe we are living in. “If I were a character in a highly- advanced computer game, I would also discover eventually that the rules seemed completely rigid and mathematical, That just reflects the computer code in which it was written.

– Max Tegmark, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

The Okto cabinet is a 1st generation computer designed cabinet still showing it’s underlying pixel- and geometric structure that is used to create it’s organic form and colour. The cabinet is inspired on the transformative characteristics of an octopus. The octopus is a master in fooling whatever is looking at him and reminds us that there is more information there than what meets the eye. Through camouflage the Okto cabinet reflects the world around him, connecting it’s digital structure with our physical world.

The Okto serie consist of 9 limited editon handcrafted cabinets, each cabinet one-of-a-kind and part of the bigger storyline. The firt cabinet shows Okto in it’s original colour and shape. The serie will show 8 cabinet transformations through art-history, from the roman empire to the renaissance, from baroque to the modern age.

The cabinets show a physical research in art-history, combining it’s digital structure with ancient craft, materials and styles. The first Okto cabinet is created from 1800 pieces of wooden geometry inlaid with a Moore&Giles leather pattern reconstructing the natural skin of an Octopus.