Research Kyuha Q Shim
During his research residency at Frans Masereel Centrum in 2017, Q looked into the use of rasterisation in Dutch graphic designer Karel Martens’s work and was inspired by Theo van Doesburg’s grid system. He explored how computation informs form-giving and shifts our understanding of design process, from authoring form to that of formation. Using reverse-engineering as the main method, he interpreted the authors’ logic and reflected on his own decisions upon iterations generated by code and print editions. His work contributes to the 100th-anniversary celebration of De Stijl in the Netherlands.