Kubikino is an idiosyncratic face, created from a combination of graphical elements and colours generated by code.
29th of November 2023 (18:00 UTC)
Kubikino is the upcoming generative art collection by Carolina Melis in collaboration with creative coder Enrico Penzo. True to Melis's distinctive style, this body of work is characterised by a timeless aesthetic and a strong sense of design. The pieces feature simple shapes and precisely choreographed movements, resulting in a series of unique artworks that highlight the simplicity, playfulness, and power of design in effectively communicating across various cultures and generations.
Kubikino is an idiosyncratic face, created from a combination of graphical elements and colours generated by code. Utilising an essential library of geometries—all derived from the circle—and primary colours, the code randomly generates new faces resembling human physiognomy, animals, or traditional masks.
By intentionally referencing a face, Kubikino encourages contemplation on traditional notions of identity, similarity, and persona. It also addresses the ongoing need to establish one's representation within a community—from traditional masks to digital avatars. For centuries, human identity has been a source of cultural fascination, with the word 'identity' stemming from the Latin term 'identitas,' signifying both 'sameness' and 'oneness.'
About Carolina Melis
Carolina Melis is an Italian-Danish artist, designer, and animation director. Born in Italy, she graduated from Dartington College of Arts and the University of the Arts Central Saint Martins in London. Specialising in choreography and animation, she has been directing music videos and short films for almost two decades, attracting notable appreciation from the world of fashion. Infused with a keen sense of composition and design, Melis' creative repertoire encompasses a variety of mediums, ranging from grand-scale intricate textiles to computer-generated patterns. Her work has been featured in major publications and exhibited in prestigious venues such as the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.
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