Fluctuation Perceptive
Master Project

Editorial Design
2016

I created Fluctuation Perceptive in support of my Master’s Thesis at ESAD d’Orléans.

My thesis focused on the moving image as an optical illusion (or reflection) of the world as (re)created by digital design tools, and how viewers then “perceive” these optical illusions as moving representations of the surrounding world. In its production, I was interested in the limitations of my graphic design tools: How can I produce with them, experiment with them, and consider them as more than a mere user?

To share my research, I invited the viewer to live my experiment by directly confronting and distorting the viewer's visual and tactile perceptions through the layout of this book. The embossing of the title in the mirror paper sends back a distorted reality to the reader. The Riso impression draws attention to the printing process and to highlights particular mechanical qualities. Each part of the Thesis was separated by pages composed of semi-transparent sheets covered in printed flat tints of bitmapped colours.

180x240mm,
Laser and Riso printing,
120 pages, 10 copies
In this Thesis I examine the alternation between different types of perceptions. This research is the point of convergence of 3 reflections: Reflection on the moving image, and more precisely its genesis: the optical illusion. Reflections on my graphic design tools. How can I produce with them, experiment with them, and consider them not only as a mere user? This reflection is directly linked to a world of work that is today globally digital and for my part a desire to have a more sensitive approach with these tools. And finally a reflection on how to share my research, my processes by inviting the spectators to live my experiments.
During the layout of this thesis, my choices were dictated by the desire to interrogate the viewer's perception directly. The embossing of the title in the mirror paper sends back a distorted reality to the reader. The Riso impression allows to question the imaginary behind the printing process and to highlight particular mechanical qualities. I also inserted between each part of the Thesis some transition pages composed of semi-transparent sheets where are printed flat tints of bitmapped colours.




Tristan Bézard
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