is a fully 3D printed book exploring the relationship between materiality and mortality, dimensionality and causality; the afterlife of the codex.
Entombed within this codex are cross-sectional slices of open-source 3D models of trees, dispossessed of its volume in another dimension (3D), and presented as flat (2D) bodies. Framed as a hauntological artefact, the book is filled with lore and writings within about how 3D printing reconciles with the “death of print”. CORPUS explores the 3D printed book not as a successor but the afterlife of the paper book; a codex of another dimension.
Form & Agency
is a solo exhibition by artist Brandon Tay that explores the materiality of the digital. Presented on three stacks — the physical, the virtual, and live simulation components — the visual identity echoes the verticality of the stacks with a custom typeface. Shown in Yeo Workshop.
The experimental variable typeface, As above, so below with elongated ascenders and descenders is capable of forming ‘vertical ligatures’, not with lateral letters but across lines of texts through stems of letterforms. This verticality is reflected through the placement of texts on edges of walls in the gallery space; of thresholds between spaces. Vertical ligatures challenging the linearity of languages; of words in lines; of thresholds between symbols and meanings. (Credits — Curator: Rafi Abdullah; Exhibition design: Amirul Nazree, set up w/ Nghia Phung; Website design and build: w/ Bảo Anh Bùi; Exhibition Photography: Jonathan Tan)