started as a lab for my design, a place to try to find my own
style. instead, just as i realized i didn't want a style, i found
a language. from experiments, to playthings, to thoughts and statements,
the "visualry" changed as i changed, it followed me
and provided an ear to hide my screams. it also follows me in
the fact that it speaks two languages, it thinks and it lives
in two languages. Portuguese, my native brazilian tongue, and
english, my adopted tongue, salivate on each other in a nonsensical
attempt to decipher myself. it's a space for wonder and wander.
it just is.
Keka’s personal site delivers a refreshing blend of charmingly
hand-drawn imagery and innocuous themes infused with a childlike
whimsy. The site is a broad tapestry of quick looped animations
and amorphous visual explorations.
Each piece of this site is inextricable from the whole. When
experienced as a timeline of creation, a sense of personal history
arises; a journal of intimate messages and experiences. Additionally,
the main navigation page offers users the ability to join a communal
visual space by donning the appearance of a child’s doll,
creating a menagerie of silent, eerie visitors.
The Visualry also provides a page where users can submit video
and audio vignettes or text messages, entitled “The Vault”.
This is a clever use of Flash MX video and audio recording, and
acts as a multimedia guest book.
Keka uses Flash simply as a tool to execute her ideas; the visual
conventions commonly used in Flash have not seemed to distract
her. Her command of Flash is apparent in her subtle usage, allowing
the creativity of each piece to be the focus. Her site is a fresh
playground crafted from an inspired spirit and skill set.