Poemotion 2 by Takahiro Kurashima / 64 pages, 6.88 x 9.25 inches / ISBN 9783037783511
The interactive book object Poemotion 2 is a color sequel to Takahiro Kurashima’s popular title Poemotion from Lars Müller Publishers. The abstract graphic patterns in this slim volume start to move as soon as the reader overlays them with the special film enclosed: moiré effects create complex shapes, make circles start to spin, and set graphic patterns vibrating. New in Poemotion 2 is the use of color. The observer discovers playfully how optical overlaps between colorful figures and shapes come about, are set in motion, and then disappear again.
Takahiro Kurashima (born 1970) studied at the Musashino Art University and since 1993 has lived in Tokyo, where he works as an artist and designer. He collaborates with artists from various genres such as fashion, design and music. Kurashima’s series Poemotion 1–3 is known all over the world.