STUDIO THEGREENEYL

Apfel
»Apfel« ist ein Spiel ohne Regeln. Es beginnt mit einer Wand, die überall mit einer signalroten Klebefolie bedeckt ist. Die Folie besteht aus Tausenden von kreisförmigen Aufklebern, die in einem schmalen Raster vorgeschnitten sind und darauf warten, von den Besuchern abgezogen und in eine neue Reihenfolge gebracht zu werden. Die Aufkleber und ihr weißes Negativ an der Wand bilden sich ähnlich wie binär codierte Pixel, Ornamente, Nachrichten und Bilder – an der ursprünglichen Wand und weit darüber hinaus: Sie bewegen sich in angrenzende Räume, auf Gesichter und verlassen sogar die Stadt.

NAZAR BILYK

Self portret
Sculptor Nazar Bilyk creates negative-space artworks leaving the viewer recreate the original shape while viewing it

Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos and realities:united

Contemporary Art Centre in Cordoba
BUILDING FAÇADE WITH AN INTEGRATED LIGHT AND MEDIA INSTALLATION

To transform the façade into a light and media display without fundamentally changing its solid appearance as envisioned by Nieto Sobejano turned out to be the biggest challenge in the project. The façade is accordingly designed to deliver a tactile and solid appearance in the daytime while it turns at night into a unique and dynamic communication wall that reacts very specifically to the architecture. The 100-meter façade consists of 1,319 hexagonal, recessed and pre-fabricated “bowls” on different scales. Each of the bowls serves as a reflector for an integrated artificial light source. The intensity of each lamp can be controlled individually, forming a huge irregular low-resolution grey scale display. The thorough immersion of the “pixel-bowls” – like negative impressions – in the volume of the façade turns the architectural scheme itself into a digital information carrier. During the day, the façade shows a three-dimensional landscape with no sign of being a media facade. Additionally, this tectonically modulated surface topography is characterized by a playful composition of light and shadow that constantly changes with the movement of the sun.

ALEXANDRE BURTON

Impacts
Tesla coils each fitted with a glass pane and suspended from the ceiling of the exhibition space make up the components of this “live” sculptural installation. The presence of the visitor before each sculptural device activates an audio and visual experience. The visitor’s proximity to the works engages arcs of electricity of variable intensities as well as a rhythmic articulation, generated by the impact of the electrical arc on the glass pane.As a symbolic and sonic source, the Tesla coil’s ability to throw electric arcs has been employed by a wide spectrum of artists. With this new work, Alexandre Burton proposes the use of plasma (loosely defined as an electrically neutral medium of positive and negative particles) as matter and medium itself, circumscribed by a defined frame and articulated through unique programming. In this way, IMPACTS serves as a reminder of the danger and muscle of this marvel while capturing its sublime beauty and rhythmic potential.