Static Shift is best experienced when the viewer is in motion. The piece consists of 15 hanging tiles that form a ‘moving’ grid system. The tiles are constructed from a self-intersecting 3D-printed pattern comprising of apertures that shift relative to where the piece is viewed. The apertures create a moiré effect, ‘the mechanical interference of light by superimposed networks of lines,’ giving viewers the perception that Static Shift is in motion. Tiles are mechanically fastened together. Vertical joints overlap to create a seamless transition from tile to tole and enhance visual continuity within the piece.

Project team: James Clarke-Hicks, Isabel Ochoa, and David Correa