Architectural Scores 2018 – Present

Dancing Stars 2018 - Present

Architectural Scores is project that deconstructs iconic architectures into essential shapes and explores the infinite possibilities for reassembly. 

Current research for this project investigates the potential of machine learning to assist with reassemblies and learn from aesthetic feedback. The works in the first phase of the project reference early computer drawings of Georg Nees (23 June 1926 – 3 January 2016), a German academic who was a pioneer of computer art and generative graphics. 

Five Architectural Scores (Old Mill Tower) were cast in sterling silver in the fall of 2019.

Architectural Scores: Bell Tower (Old Mill Tower)

Architectural Scores: Supreme Court Building

Architectural Scores: Tornillo Tent City

 

Animated gif of first program-generated Dancing Stars. December 2019.

Dancing Stars: Supreme Court Building 2018 – 2019

Supreme Court Building 2018 - 2019

“I think gravity is the limit…right now a building has to land so you have to deal with the structure and engineering..how you design it, it could look very light it could also look effortless”
– Zaha Hadid, 2016

 

Method: The basic geometric shapes of the of the Supreme Court Building are cut from paper using CNC, the positive and negative pieces are reassembled into mixed media artworks. Top image:The pieces assembled to represent the expected architecture of the Supreme Court Building. Bottom image: The pieces reassembled.

Teaching a computer program the rules of Supreme Court Dancing Stars. December 2019.

 

Dancing Stars: Supreme Court Building
Jenn Karson, 2018
14″ x 11″
mixed media

Dancing Stars: Supreme Court Building
Jenn Karson, 2018
11″ x 14″
mixed media

Dancing Stars: Supreme Court Building
Jenn Karson, 2018
14″ x 11″
mixed media