MOMO is a play

November 22, 2009

For four years, xhoch4 has designed the bill posters for Ingolstadt Theatre. This year they created an artists series using artworks that had already existed for their their own sake. Funny thing is, one of the plays wound up being Michael Ende’s “MOMO”

Thanks to our friend Boris Schmelter DYSET of DFM & LJDA


November 16, 2009

After the W/F 2009 New York Fashion Week runway for Y-3 in February, I was invited to work on a shoe.  The idea was: I create paintings on full scale cow hides, and then Y-3 cuts the Hayworth Mid II pattern from the leather, producing a shuffled design I could not have predicted.  This fits with other experiments in chance and automation that I’ve played with lately.

The edition of 350 shoes, includes the “5 Shapes/3520 Artworks” mentioned in a previous post, a custom box, & custom laces.

Its a extreme honor to work with Yohji Yamamoto.  Thanks to his team, Oliver and Chrissa in particular.

At Y-3 stores and

3520 Artworks

November 8, 2009

Five shapes, with two sides, on a nail, create 3520 artworks. There are actually 3840 possible combinations, but 320 here are redundant when the smallest shape (the ring) becomes obscured by the two largest (the triangle & swipe). So whether the ring is color or white side up, makes no difference.

You can download a giant version of the image below, by clicking on it.

These shapes were manufactured to my specs by Y-3, to accompany the MOMOxY-3 Hayworth Mid II

This video shows all 3520 variations in seven minutes, no split screen. (cc) by nc nd 2017 MOMO