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2014

Ishihara

With Ishihara project CTRLZAK Studio investigates the field of visual perception but also the concept of perception as a whole. The project consists of different creative expressions utilising various forms and materials. The project takes its name from the Ishihara colour test that is utilised to determine colour vision defects (widely known also as daltonism). The Ishihara test consists of 38 plates containing groups of coloured dots of the same brightness on a white background. The subject examined has to recognize numbers or pathways that are usually invisible to daltonic people. In some cases though the table contents are conversely visible only to those with red/green colour deficiencies.
One of these expressions takes form in a collection of three carpets realised in collaboration with the French/Italian company cc-tapis. The carpets designed by CTRLZAK Studio (for French/Italian company cc-tapis) are inspired by those exact plates presenting patterns made by coloured dots which form an overall message decipherable only by colour-blind people. The three carpets have a different motif according to the message contained and only a small part of ’special’ viewers is able to entirely comprehend those messages.
Another expression of the same concept is the Unflaged series that transforms the images of national flags without changing their original form rendering them in certain cases identical to others or simply unidentifiable. CTRLZAK studio once more creates a point of reflection utilizing issues of identity; in the past with the Flagmented project a series of flags based on diverse cultures presented a common Hybrid future, in this case with Unflaged the spectator is asked to reflect upon the issue of geographical boundaries and surpass the limitations of visual perception.
The Ishihara project emphasizes different levels of reading, which can potentially vary for each human being. Thus the question arises: if the vision is subjective, is there an absolute basis for determining its nature?

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ctrlzak - Ishihara, a series of different carpets inspired by Ishihara test that investigates the field of visual perception by emphasizing different levels of reading, by CTRLZAK ctrlzak - Ishihara, a series of different carpets inspired by Ishihara test that investigates the field of visual perception by emphasizing different levels of reading, by CTRLZAK ctrlzak - Ishihara, a series of different carpets inspired by Ishihara test that investigates the field of visual perception by emphasizing different levels of reading, by CTRLZAK

Production phase of an Ishihara carpet utilising a traditional loom

ctrlzak - Ishihara, a series of different carpets inspired by Ishihara test that investigates the field of visual perception by emphasizing different levels of reading, by CTRLZAK

Original Ishihara tables.

ctrlzak - Ishihara, a series of different creative expressions inspired by Ishihara test that investigates the field of visual perception by emphasizing different levels of reading, by CTRLZAK ctrlzak - Ishihara, a series of flags inspired by Ishihara test that investigates the field of visual perception by emphasizing different levels of reading, by CTRLZAK

Unflaged an installation about identity and perception, part of the Ishihara Projects

ctrlzak - Ishihara, a series of flags inspired by Ishihara test that investigates the field of visual perception by emphasizing different levels of reading, by CTRLZAK ctrlzak - Ishihara, a series of flags inspired by Ishihara test that investigates the field of visual perception by emphasizing different levels of reading, by CTRLZAK ctrlzak - Ishihara, a series of flags inspired by Ishihara test that investigates the field of visual perception by emphasizing different levels of reading, by CTRLZAK ctrlzak - Ishihara, a series of different creative expressions inspired by Ishihara test that investigates the field of visual perception by emphasizing different levels of reading, by CTRLZAK

Graphic project by HuangYangDesign studio

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