Chance [2020]

French Poet Stéphane Mallarmé’s  'Un Coup De Des Jamais N’abolira Le Hasard' challenged how a printed poem is read. Its experimental use of typography embraced irrationality to help communicate the poem's theme of chance. Working with translated excerpts, I sought to reinterpret the poem's spirit in a kinetic digital environment.

A experimental font was developed that channelled Mallarmé’s irrationally, to create a idiosyncratic relationship between the letters and the spaces they occupy. They are animated in a virtual world of 'chance'. As with Mallarmé’s original typographic decisions, the visual systems behind my piece also question to what extent 'chance' can exist, both in design and the world.