Timelapse geometric drawings for the Qatar National Library

Earlier this year the Qatar National Library opened a new permanent exhibition of artefacts from it’s Heritage Library collection. I was commissioned to make three timelapse videos demonstrating the construction of geometric designs featured in particular artefacts, to be displayed alongside the original pieces. In order to create the films I analysed and reconstructed the three designs and then produced these timelapse films demonstrating how the designs could have been constructed using the traditional tools of ruler and compass. It was an incredibly satisfying challenge which allowed me to incorporate a wide range of skills into one project.

The videos are currently on display the library and the exhibition also features books, manuscripts, historical photographs, maps, globes and travellers’ instruments that tell the story of Qatar, along with the history of science, literature, writing, travel in the region, and much more.

 

2 Responses to “Timelapse geometric drawings for the Qatar National Library”

  1. John Hobson

    Love your work! Any thoughts as to uploading a slower version as a tutorial? If reasonable, I would purchase the right to view a slower version.

    Thanks

    John

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    • ambigraph

      Many thanks John. As the project was a commission I won’t be making other versions available. I will however post steps for constructing at least one of the designs when I get a chance.

      Reply

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