To ensure traceability it is helpful for me to document visual explorations right away in an adequate format. It offers not only a more streamlined creative flow, but it also leads to an aesthetically pleasing outcome that can be published and shared with a community.
Printed documentation can close the gap between different media formats and can emphasise a linear reading. In my opinion, printed matter adds value to a visual research project and unifies all steps of the process. It becomes a design work itself and influences the way of working already during the research. Formats can be variable but should be in a fitting relation to the content. PDFs online, web based or video documentations are as well possible solutions.
Project: Experiments on artworks by HAE YOUNG, JI
By: Alessandra Puricelli, Hyunjun Jang, Stephanie Müller
HAE YOUNG, JI is a contemporary Korean artist dealing amongst others with the issues of new medias. Two artworks of her oeuvre were selected for further visual studies. We understood us as designers, who looked at these artworks and reacted to them. We deconstructed the artworks in a lab situation and came up with visual explorations and several experiments that were presented in individual booklets. These booklets are meant to be a report and documentary of our work that will be handed to the artist and creates some sort of loop and circle of action and reaction.