MEMESIS » SHAPE-SHIFTING PROJECTION SURFACES
MEMESIS is an augmented kinetic sculpture that applies the principles of rigid origami to a screen that transforms to mimic the animation being projected upon it and vice versa. It challenges the notion that screens are passive, meant only to serve as static surfaces that catch the dancing lights from a projector. Here, the surfaces dance too, in tandem with the lights, casting their own shadows — both real and virtual — while influencing how the lights cast upon them move too.
The sculpture's geometry, as well as its folding mechanics, are based on a parametric pattern of miura-ori and v-pleat cell units that are actuated by servo motors embedded in its digitally fabricated architecture. The themes of mimicry, imitation and deceit are woven into the piece's iterative creation process and manifest themselves in both its theoretical and physical being. MEMESIS was featured on The Creator's Project.