Moirémotion by Takahiro Kurashima
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Moirémotion by Takahiro Kurashima


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Takahiro Kurashima’s latest book delights the eye with ingenious visual play.

Kurashima’s interactive book objects feature graphic patterns that are animated by the reader/viewer with a special foil contained within the book, so that figures and forms are created out of optical overlays, set in motion and then disappear again.

Here, an astonishing panorama of unseen moiré effects (i.e. interference patterns produced when an opaque ruled pattern with gaps is overlaid on another similar pattern) unfolds. Kurashima deploys the digital tools for his creations with tremendous virtuosity, while also evoking and alluding to the rich precedents of kinetic art. Moirémotion offers contemplative recreation for our eyes

Hardback, 96 pages.

Dimensions: 17.8cm x 1.3cm x 23.5cm