The cracking patterns have been used in many different forms and context. These patterns derived from natural phenomena have been also used as a way of making visible invisible natural phenomena.
For instance Doris Salcedo utilised crack as a direct intervention on Tate Modern in 2007. The floor of the turbine hall displayed a crack in its full length, in order to deliver a political message.
In Ait Benhaddou, Morocco the regular maintenance of the building cracks each year is consider to be a sign of vitality and regeneration.
On Frank Gehry’s installation for Venice Bienale, the crack phenomena was intentionally used in order to demonstrate the process of pattern creation on the curved surfaces. This shows the potential of the utilisation of this natural phenomena as a self-computable generator of patterns over surfaces.
In the case Crackology’s design proposal for an urban intervention in Sao Paulo, Brasil, crack formation was used as a potential generator for urban patterns.
Although all are interesting project the usage of cracks is limited to formal aesthetics disconnected from the environment or just a inspirational means. our interest on the other hand lies in the possibility of harvesting the physics of natural complexity.