Graduation Project/ Awarded St.Joost medal for best graduation project.
The Thermophore is an artificial organism developed by Tim for his graduation project.
Tim wanted to create an organism that looked real and was alive. Alive? Everything that
we call alive is made up of thousands of complex chemical processes functioning as one
whole; an organism. Tim questioned; Is it possible to control or use at least 1 chemical
process to suggest that something is alive? With this in mind the Thermophore was
eventually born. The Thermophore is an artificial ‘plant-like’ organism that changes it’s
color when reacting to warmth. By absorbing heat, the Thermophore feeds itself with energy,
a beautiful visual process is put in motion that causes this organism to change color.
When absorbed enough energy, the Thermophore slowly cools down returning to it’s original color.
Video registration: Thermophores graduation installation