For the next step of our project, we were asked to take the concept to the next dimensions aka 3D (models), 4D(video) and 5D (interaction).
We chose to work on the ‘origami’ concept. The concept revolved around an interactive art installation that would allow people to experience a love letter with ‘colors’ while highlighting the vulnerability of personal communication and the risks at stake.
We started the work with a stirring love letter written by Oscar Wilde to his lover — Lord Alfred “Bosie” Douglas. The very same letter was used to prosecute Oscar Wilde, who was later imprisoned multiple times for his “crime” of homosexuality.
My Own Boy,
Your sonnet is quite lovely, and it is a marvel that those red-rose leaf lips of yours should be made no less for the madness of music and song than for the madness of kissing. Your slim gilt soul walks between passion and poetry. I know Hyacinthus, whom Apollo loved so madly, was you in Greek days. Why are you alone in London, and when do you go to Salisbury? Do go there to cool your hands in the grey twilight of Gothic things, and come here whenever you like. It is a lovely place and lacks only you; but go to Salisbury first.
Always, with undying love,
Flowers have always been used as a symbol of love, sometimes to communicate the unspoken and intangible emotions. Hence we decided to use origami rose in a symbolic way. Using three main colors we created a blended palette of 27 colors. For the ease of execution, we limited the set to 26 small case letters. Using the origami rose grid as the base, we color-coded Oscar Wilde’s love letter. To emphasize the issue of privacy and also allow the users to interact with the flower, we hid a barcode at the heart of the rose.