Moving Wallpaper is an computational generative and reactive piece of work which comes from a desire to apply the ethos and design sensibilities of the Arts and Crafts movement within the context of contemporary design. Inspired by the elegant patterns, forms and structure of the Willow and Jasmine wallpaper designs of William Morris, the Moving Wallpaper project seeks to create digital ‘wallpaper’ which introduces the elegance, beauty and humanity of Arts and Crafts design into digital programming-based work. The static forms of traditional wallpaper pattern is translated into the reactive ever-evolving patterns which respond to their external environment.
The final piece of work is an installation in which movement of people, as they pass in front of the wallpaper, triggers the gentle swaying motion of the wallpaper pattern – adding a uniquely computational element to the notion of traditional wallpaper.
The work was presented at Offf: Digital Creation Culture, Lisbon, Disconnect, Venice and at the Reg Vardy Gallery, Sunderland.