tomato was founded in 1991 as a collective comprising artists, designers, musicians and writers. the group develops cross platform, multi-media projects; both commercial and research based.
tomato engage in publishing, exhibitions, live performances, public speaking and hosting workshops as well as working with clients in the areas of advertising, architecture, fashion, public installations, music, television, film and graphic design.
this project was born from an interest in colour in context.
how one colour or a cluster of colours change in different lighting conditions, and how the same colour common to many places changes locally.
3 photos were taken from exactly the same spot, at different angles, approximately the width of vision, then i simplified the image into the colour strata. interestingly this seemed to give a rhythm and tonality that not only gave a visual code to each place but in that synesthetic way a sound tone and rhythm to the location.
This portfolio is the first in an occasional series that will punctuate, but still be part of, the monthly stream of A Book of Jam.
Each Portfolio will present a specific sequence of images as a series, a riverrun of images or text.
Spread for the September Issue of Intersection, Domus Magazine – Out There; Architecture beyond Building. This intersection focuses on DomusLab and its participation in the 11thInternational Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale.
The title of this exhibit, designed with Barcelona based Program Collective, is “Water for Life”. It is housed in the 77 meter tall “Torre del Agua” building, a central part of the water themed International Expo at Zaragoza, Spain.
Based on humanity and it’s relationship to water, the exhibit explores our biological, chemical and emotional connections to this fundamental building block of life.
This film, “Agua Para La Vida”, is part of the atrium exhibit sitting below the “Splash” sculpture. The film simultaneously plays on three large scale circular L.E.D. screens It’s narrative is based on the seven ages of man, showing a life reflected through memories surrounding water; love, violence, beauty, hope…
tomato designed the corporate identity, communication language and website for the new museum of modern and contemporary art in bolzano, alto adige, northern italy. the museum opened in may 2008. museion.it
Proposed Generative and User-configurable Identity for Sapporo Ideas City, an initiative by the City of Sapporo predicated on economic growth through the nurturing and evolvement of Sapporo as a creative ‘hub’.
Designed with Toru Yoshikawa and Marianne Saether.
film installation made for the central area of the “cities of water” pavilion at the zaragoza world expo 2008. the exhibit is all about recognizing and appreciating water within urban environments. the curators asked that if humanity embraced water and integrated it into our city planning, how might our lives be different. The brief here was to imagine an abstract urban environment from Water itself.
The pavilion itself utilizes mirror and water surfaces to reflect and expand the film content.