MANIPULATION

BY FUCHEN KUANG
2017



    My first task is to gather a collection of 100 images on the theme of humans interacting physically with technology. Look for physical devices: knobs, buttons, switches, dials, levers, etc. Next, cull the “best” 64 images—now create an eight by Eight matrices of image objects arranged in a typology, where the position within the matrix would be determined by image/subject attributes such as: shapes, actions, color, functions, contexts, materials, age/vintage, and so forth.
    Bring these images into Illustrator and create
line/contour vector artwork. Emphasize the most interesting aspects of these “new views.” Using the completed vector artwork, compose “mythical narrative” in a panel-type sequence. Add a meaningful, typographically expressive title, and captions for this composition. I tried to combine the picture of my choice with Piet Mondrian's grid art using the Mondrian color.