Title: Layered Transparency
Artist: Anne-Sophie Oberkrome
Dimensions: 200 x 180 x 245 mm.
Weight: 1,7 kg
The installation Layered Transparency - Displayed Opacity examines the changing perception in the design, presentation, and interaction of objects through an increasing interpenetration of analog, haptic phenomena with virtual and digital. In a total of four "stations", the role of glass and its raw material sand, as material and as a boundary, but also as "bridge", between the virtual and the real world will be explored.
In each station, a vase is presented, which in the course of the installation goes through a metamorphosis from analog to digital and back. Painted vases serve as three-dimensional images for the conservation of the past. Textures, inscriptions, and drawings laid on the surface tell the history in which the object was once embedded.
The sand vase symbolizes the last step of the metamorphosis. The classical vase shape, which can be seen at the beginning of the installation, is digitally broken down into all its levels and components. Materiality, as well as size and form, become variable. The transfer back into the analog gives the individual levels new characteristics: The texture becomes the material the vase is made of - sand. Its raw material conveys a graininess reminiscent of pixels. Its surface is now rough.
In contrast to the original vase, its shape is shifted in perspective. Only when the vase is viewed from a certain perspective does it reappear in its original form - an optical illusion that shows us the rigid, one-sided angle we take in front of a screen. The result is an analog-digital sculpture, a collage of body and surface - a hybrid of image and object.
Anne-Sophie Oberkrome is a product designer. She studied at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe and completed an internship at Studio Werner Aisslinger during her studies.
She is currently working on self-initiated projects and commissions, and since 2016 as a freelance designer in the Kilian Schindler Bureau. She is part of the FAN collective.