Curated by Rahul Gudipudi
Venue: ADIL SHAH PALACE, PANJIM
Time: 10:30 – 18:30
Gaurav has made an interactive kinetic installation that creates and morphs volume through the use of many small repetitive elements coming together to create a space. The installation will be hung from a high point, such that these elements are at eye level of the viewers. All the elements will move synchronously, with the help of motors and microcontrollers. Following the law of closure from Gestalt psychology, the elements come together to create a form. As a whole, the installation will respond to the viewer’s presence and movement; there will be motion sensors that can sense the environment, and, based on this, the pattern of movement of the installation will change.
Gaurav Patekar is a designer, maker and engineer. He completed his Post Graduate Diploma at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad in 2015. He has worked as an Interaction Designer at Imaginea Design Labs in Hyderabad, and as a Design Consultant for the United Nations. He also has experience working independently on User Experience and Interface Design projects for Clients Ecole Global, CampusLabs and HireFaculty.com. In 2014, he presented a Talk at Interaction14 Conference arranged by IXDAin Amsterdam. The talk was about the potential use of devices with characters as an interface tool. It was based on two of his previous projects, ‘Toasty’ and ‘Interactive Sign’. In 2015, he exhibited a kinetic sculpture titled ‘Circular Waves’ at Bengaluru Mini Maker Faire, and another kinetic sculpture titled ‘9 Concentric Rings’ in the 2016 edition of the same event. In 2017, he was part of a panel discussion on the topic of ‘connecting art design and digital fabrication’ at Fabrication Asia Network Conference (FAN3) in Kochi, India.
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