Colorimetry in Motion – Study of colour by Nicolas Ménard

Back in 2012 Nicolas Ménard created a project with the idea to design a book on the topic of colour, using a random process that generated abstract forms. Starting with colorimetric system, the process turns data functions into visual equivalents through mathematical formulas to obtain an infinite number of colourful shapes. The original outputs for the book were created in collaboration with Sal Spring using Processing to automate the process.

"Colorimetry in motion" (video below), shows translations between these amalgam like shapes. For the new scenario, Éric-Renaud Houde designed a Cinder app capable of animating the shapes and modify some of their parameters. By recording the generated animations, it was possible to produce a choreography that accompanies the book. The film was designed to loop in a gallery space. You can find the code for the app here.

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