Algorithmic Simulation of Coral Growth
Khôral is a breathing, sculptural installation inspired by marine life that interacts with the visitors to draw their attention to the impending catastrophe awaiting our coral reefs. The installation is a composition of three paper sculptures, collectively assembled from flat laser-cut strips which bend to shape as they are serially connected to each other through adhesive flap joints. Equipped with a customised lighting system, the three forms breathe through their colours, blooming and fading in closely syncopated rhythms. The visitors are encouraged to move around the installation and peek into the interstitial spaces as they introspect, and perhaps re-think and re-imagine our relationship with ecology.
Project Partners: Christoph Klemmt, Rajat Sodhi
Project Architect: Ananya Kango
Project Team: Komal Sodhi, Aashna Barman, Kana Kitaoka
Fabrication: Laser Cutting Studio, Gurugram
Photographs: Suryan and Dang