There is always an aspect of work that emerges out of error, experimentation and/or serendipity. The images here were created from 3D mosaic images of objects and interior environments that were to be used, following post-processing, in an experimental audio-visual performance. However, selecting a transformation option within one of the workflow applications that was not really applicable to the data resulted in the creation of fascinating and surreal polygonal (Delaunay triangulation) landscapes that ended up changing the direction of the work!
In his ‘An Incomplete Manifesto for Growth’ (Life Style, 2000) the Canadian designer, Bruce Mau, said that “process is more important than outcome”, which he further qualified:
“When outcome drives the process, we will only ever go where we’ve been already. If process drives the outcome, we not know where we are going, but we will know we want to be there.”
So often, projects are led by a desired outcome, and steered to reach that outcome whether appropriate or not—process is, unfortunately, mostly subservient to outcome.