FREDRIK SKÅTAR

vibration mirror

source: designboom

berlin-based studio fredrik skåtar has developed a ‘vibration mirror’. the sculpture materializes a shape that constantly occurs in nature, however it cannot be seen because of perception of time and motion. in this project, the movement of water has been frozen and carved out as a sculpture to create a unique reflective composition.
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source: skatar

Swedish architect, artist and researcher Fredrik Skåtar explores structures created by nature, highlighting how they have emerged.

His art projects follow a morphogenetic concept, – the biological process that causes a structure to develop its shape. In nature, form is generated by and adapts to the forces of its ever-changing environment. A droplet is the origin of the rings on a water surface, interstellar forces are the parameters that decide the positions of stars and so forth. Fredrik Skåtar’s images and sculptures are snapshots of such processes, visualising the parameters and origins of specific structures.

The architecture of Fredrik Skåtar, much like the art projects, focus on emphasizing the purpose and origins of spatial components. These, embedded into a system of utilization, are of contrasting properties which are highlighted by their opposites. Round shapes are completed by straight, order is maintained by chaotic structure and so forth.

Fredrik Skåtar started his studio in Berlin in 2010. Since 2012 he is also a PhD researcher within the field of architecture at the Faculty of Engineering (LTH), Lund University, focusing on the development and application of generative design tools. Previously, Fredrik Skåtar worked four years as a project manager at Studio Olafur Eliasson GmbH where he was involved in the design, planning and realization of several exhibitions, installations and art pieces. He has also worked for Tema Architects, White Architects and collaborated with Ralph Appelbaum, Institut für Raumexperimente, Art+Com, Phocus Brand Contact, Ivana Franke, Lichtbau, amongst others.
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source: fashion156

Studio Frederik Skåtar’s ‘Vibration Mirror’ is a piece inspired by the constant fluctuation of shapes that occur in nature. The Berlin-based studio has here been able to capture change and have it appear immutable; a change that cannot be seen by us because of ‘perception of time and motion’.

It is a relief sculpture, meaning that it exudes the impression that the sculpture itself has been raised above the background, creating the illusion that these solidified ripples are not as such but liquid metal, moving with palpable grace and fluidity.