Meander simulates meandering coral growth, and references the deep sea. This series shows coral growing in places it could never grow in real life – on a human face.
The action of this piece references bioluminescence. Bioluminescence is used in some deep sea species as a “smoke screen” to misdirect other animals, allowing them to hide in plain sight. Meander uses light to hide from computer vision and camouflage the wearer, just as a deep sea fish would use light to hide from a predator or prey. The combination of the light and the structure makes the face unrecognizable to computer vision.
Meander was computationally grown using Rhino and Grasshopper and printed out using a Formlabs printer.