GEIST:XYZ

GEIST.XYZ is a virtual fabric design project. The first of its kind, it visualizes a design process based on algorithmic and parametric pattern designs with manufactured photoreal textile simulations.

What looks at first glance as an eccentric tangle of simulated dance and a color coordinated tumblr exploration turns out to be a study of handcrafted algorithmic textiles and procedural surfaces.

A synthetic ghost shifts simulated textiles from passive matter to live organisms. They behave like apparitions in an artificial choreography, with movements that are imaginary yet familiar. Like a constant metamorphosis, the same sequence gets transformed over and over again. At each step, all aspects of the designs are modified, from algorithmic pattern to color scheme to fabric behaviour. The results are meandering layers of style changes.
A linear montage shows the intricate details. Shuffled layers of metronomic sounds emphasize the transformation fluctuating in and out of sync.

The grid of moving images on geist.xyz visualizes our conceptual approach and color scheme.


geist.xyz
4k UHD
2.30 min
2016


Sound track: geist.xyz by Superimposed Void
Poetry with Daniel Hundsdörfer


Best Experimental at Berlin Fashion Film Festival 2016
Best VFX at Berlin Fashion Film Festival 2016
Bronze Award at Ciclope Festival 2016
Official Selection Milano Fashion Film Festival 2016
Honoraqry Mention Prix Ars Electronica 2016
Official Selection Bucharest Fashion Film Festival 2017

Acquired by the V&A Museum for their digital fashion design collection 2021




































A Ghost in the shell,
>dancing the procedural revolution<.

Algo vs rhythm =
0% organic /
100% processed *
(*Olive, Rose, Mauve and Electric Blue).

Serving suggestions:
Grid wrangling like a pharmacist /
Authentic apparition sequence;

Fake hacks realism,
Small wonders:
Sympathy demons / Uncertainty artefacts

: Synthetic ecstatic aesthetic means
Extended PLAY
Station NSFW.


Incrementally yours,
ZEITGUISED.