Portfolio website for artist Julijonas Urbonas
Portfolio website for artist Joscha Steffens
Website for the Lithuanian Space Agency at Venice Architecture Biennale 2021
website for De Plek - new economy lectorat
Portfolio website for artist Sophia Wester
studio pointer*

The Secret Type Garden is an immersive typographic poem which we created as a reaction to the typeface collection and visual language of type designer Celine Hurka.

The Secret Type Garden is an exploration of the relationship between typographic voice, storytelling and the nature of digital font formats. Typefaces are simultaneously pieces of fiction and tools. They are small entities of software – perhaps the most consumed pieces of digital technology of all time. Here, they transcend their utilitarian nature, escaping their day jobs in the misty wilderness. Visitors of the garden are invited to harvest specimens that they can bring home to their local hard drives.

2023

Story, code and landscape architecture – Studio Pointer

Typefaces – Celine Hurka

Gardening – Studio Pointer, Celine Hurka

Soundscape – Torus

Supported by Stimuleringsfonds

Variable Time is an open-source tool for working with typography in motion and states of transition. It is an ongoing personal exploration, driven by our fascination with variable font formats and their potential impact on the future of verbal and non-verbal communication. The Variable Time toolkit is designed to evolve in parallel with our ongoing research, continuously expanding with new experimental controls and features.

2023 - ongoing

The first version of Variable Time is developed in collaboration with type designer Celine Hurka

Typefaces – Celine Hurka, Jacob Wise

Supported by Stimuleringsfonds

Creating web architectures and voices for various practitioners and organisations.

Tranquility Machine is a meditation device from the future, - an interface between the forces of nature and human mind. It is a pop-up temple in which visitors are invited to join a weather-controlled sonic meditation practice.

At the center of Tranquility Machine spins a hanging mobile, which reflects and pushes rays of directional sound around the space, creating a nearly tangible, ASMR-like sonic experience. All parts of this mechanism, including mobile's rotation speed and pace, are controlled by local weather data in real-time.

commissioned by Floriade Festival

2022

Sound - Yota Morimoto

Drone footage - Boyd Rotgans

Curator - Ward Janssen

For the latest version of Planet of People by Julijonas Urbonas, exhibited at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale as a part of the Lithuanian Space Agency, we created a faster and more flexible version of the 3D scanner alongside with new generative visuals and astrophysical simulations.

The Lithuanian Space Agency (LSA) is an organisation that researches space architecture and gravitational aesthetics. The agency takes the radical and unique experiences of space to redefine who we are and what we can know and imagine. The LSA is founded by Lithuanian artist Julijonas Urbonas.

commissioned by the Lithuanian Pavilion of the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale

2020 - 2021

The modular 3D scanner is an ongoing independent project which is supported by Stimuleringfonds.

Photos - Aistė Valiūtė and Daumantas Plechavičius, Darius Petrulaitis

Video - Laurynas Skeisgiela

Modular 3D Scanner Toolkit is a custom built software that allows to capture various objects, creatures and spaces as 3D models in near real-time. The aim of the toolkit is to make it easier to combine views from multiple depth cameras into a seamless pointcloud and to enable further experiments with 3D scanning things in motion.

Supported by Stimuleringsfonds

We got asked to create a visual identity for the Lithuanian Space Agency, a.k.a. the Lithuanian Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia.

The Lithuanian Space Agency (LSA) is an organisation that researches space architecture and gravitational aesthetics. The agency takes the radical and unique experiences of space to redefine who we are and what we can know and imagine. The LSA is founded by Lithuanian artist Julijonas Urbonas.

commissioned by the Lithuanian Pavilion of the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale

2020 - ongoing

In collaboration with Joscha Steffens

Nexus Valley is a photo archive and an experimental web-game, which follows pro-gaming superstars in-between crucial matches over the course of several years.

Photography & Concept: Joscha Steffens

Platform Development & Design: Studio Pointer*

'Walking with Unimals' is an ever-evolving digital ecosystem populated by fantastic creatures, which live, die and reproduce with the help of Generative Adversarial Networks. Consisting of multiple different universes and inhabited by crossbreeds of animated gifs found on the Internet, it is a world in which the evolution process is unpredictable and never-ending. Initially enclosed and inhabited by a specific family of creatures, the universes can be connected with cables which allow the unimals to migrate, meet foreign species as well as protect their own kinds from extinction by mating with their new encounters.

Commissioned by Cinekid Festival

Video: Jonathan Hielkema (Touchy Studios)

2018

We got asked to develop a 3D scanner application and 3 visual outputs for 'Planet of People', work by Lithuanian artist Julijonas Urbonas. All 3 simulations feature of 3D scans of the visitors of the exhibition, made on the spot.

commissioned by Julijonas Urbonas

2018 - ongoing

Nature Documentaries and Matrix Soundtrack is an infinitely generated movie that consists of randomly matched footage from various nature documentaries and the original soundtrack of The Matrix trilogy.

2018

For an earlier iteration of 'Planet of People' we got asked to develop 3 generative astrophysical simulations that show different constellations of human bodies floating together in outer space.

commissioned by Julijonas Urbonas

2018

Media alchemy and software fiction.

We design interactions and look for unexplored potentials of new media.

us: Asya Sukhorukova (RU) & Jakob Schloetter (DE)

Willem Kuijperstraat 7, 2584XT The Hague, The Netherlands

+310612921158

selected exhibitions, talks and features:

2023

Typographic Nights

Page Not Found, The Hague

The Sound of Text

Die Angewandte, Vienna

(Workshop)

Summer’s Gate

Quartair, The Hague

Organised together with Celine Hurka

Lithuanian Space Agency: Planet of People

Lithuanian National Museum of Art, Vilnius

(commissioned by Julijonas Urbonas)

2022

Floriade Festival 2022

Almere, The Netherlands

link

DEMO Festival

Various locations in The Netherlands

link

SWARM

Science Gallery, Melbourne

(commissioned by Lithuanian Space Agency, Julijonas Urbonas)

link

The Void 04 | Memorable Websites

(feature)

link

2021

Presentation about the Lithuanian Pavilion for Ornamenta 2024

ZKM, Karlsruhe

(talk)

CMC Playground

Site Gallery, Sheffield

link

Lithuanian Space Agency

17th Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice

(commissioned by Lithuanian Pavilion)

official website

Guest Lecture

IMD department, KABK, The Hague

(talk)

Cool Coding

Zefir7, The Hague

(talk)

link

2020

Planet of People

Collective, Edinburgh

(commissioned by Julijonas Urbonas)

Hoogtij

The Hague

(online edition)

Double Click Series

It's Nice That

(feature)

link

Show and Tell 04

Special Special, New York

(feature)

The Wrong Biennale

Press Refresh Pavilion

(online edition)

2019

Cinekid Festival

Westergasfabriek , Amsterdam

Dutch Creativity Awards

Student Hotel, Amsterdam

2018

Planet of People

Vartai Gallery, Vilnius

(commissioned by Julijonas Urbonas)

Waiting for Another Coming

Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw

(commissioned by Julijonas Urbonas)