packing hacking 01 / laser relief

the packing hacking work series came first to life during my “generator x” workshop participation in 2008. having the first time access to a laser cutter,
the final idea of 3-5 layered plywood bas relief emerged throughout many different experiments with layered laser cutted forms, different composing and coloring techniques.
2 years later i followed this concept and realized a series of works at 80 x 60 cm, layered in (acryl) colored 4mm plywood, differently laser-cutted and /or engraved using different circle packing algorithms.
it is now still in process and also developed to 3D objects (LINK)








swirl series, 2009
based on a rotating bezier curve and color map read out.





de jong


de jong series, 2008

these works are based on the simple Peter de Jong map equations:
x’ = sin(a * y) – cos(b * x)
y’ = sin(c * x) – cos(d * y)

For most values of a,b,c and d the point (x,y) moves chaotically. The resulting image is a map of the probability that the point lies within the area represented by each pixel. As you let it render longer it collects more samples and this probability map and the image becomes more accurate.
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barnsley penrose

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spectr|a|um audio visual lounge
29. september 2007, Dexia Tower Brussels
LAB[au] and Dexia Tower invite:
Holger Lippmann (photos),  Limitatzero,  Olaf Bander