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Lygia Clark’s “Livro-Obra” (1983) for the iPad

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Created by 32Bits Criações Digitais with Itaú Cultural and Associação Cultural o Mundo de Lygia Clark, this iPad app recreates Lygia Clark’s “Livro-Obra” (wiki), published in 1983 but through a new interface that reinterprets its manipulable structures, textures and finishings. Most of the elements in the book are interactive, inviting to learn more about Lygia’s intriguing process of cut, fold and twist.

The “Livro-Obra” follows the artist’s trajectory since its first creations to the final neoconcrete phase. It is an elaboration on cut-through, moveable, foldable and twisted planes that depends on a counterpart: the reader and the required interaction with the work. We hope that you, the reader-artist, can trail the same footsteps Lygia trailed by touching, gesturing and interacting with the app, thus revisiting the important discoveries reported on the original work – this time on your own iPad.

The project complements the exhibition which is currently taking place in Brazil trough September 1 to November 11, 2012 in Itau Cultural’s building in São Paulo.  The app was developed entirely in CocoaTouch using plain UIKit, with one single exception. The red string spread, which used Cocos2D and it’s integration with Erin Catto’s Box2D. None of the apps imagery was based on photographs, all the paper textures presented in the book we’re digitally recreated based in a meticulous research of the artist’s originals. The interactive 3D models we’re created using 3DMax and pre rendered into a PNG sequence to maximize the quality of it’s presentation.

Lygia Clark was a Brazilian artist best known for her painting and installation work. She was often associated with the Brazilian Constructivist movements of the mid-20th century and the Tropicalia movement.

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