Voronoi disintegrating pillars
Used as the primary props for the play “ Perseus the Deliverer” by Sri Aurobindo, these giant 6m tall pillars disintegrated as blocks were removed from them, mirroring the lead character’s mental degradation as he loses his sanity in the course of the play. It was a dynamic set design that set the tone for the modern rendition of the play.
Due to the modern nature of the representation of the play, I opted to design a contemporary aesthetic that was designed by modern methods.
The sea and it’s gods were of great importance in the play. Inspired by the froth in a violent ocean, the voronoi algorithm chosen mimics closely packed bubbles. The disintegration represented the descent of the lead character into madness, and on a subtler level the calming of the violent oceans and fall of the influence of the sea gods.
Designed parametrically in Grasshopper3D, these moving pillars consist of 150 unique digitally fabricated paper blocks attached to a steel frame.