Eirik Brandal

Waldian
Waldian is a standalone, wall hanging sound and light fixture capable of playing a near infinite amount of melodic permutations over a predetermined musical scale, complemented by emerging light patterns from twelve separate LEDs spread across the sculpture. In technical terms, Waldian contains two oscillators, an envelope generator and a voltage controlled amplifier, all controlled by impulses from a network of logic gates akin to those of early computers. These impulses are essentially the nerves in the electronic ecosystem, deciding over pitch and amplitude changes as well as creating bursts of light to highlight the entrances of each note. Finally, there is a tube overdrive stage that creates harmonic and subharmonics based on how far away the two oscillators are from each other in frequency. Most parameters are customizable, such as the aforementioned pitch, amplitude and overdrive, but the responsiveness and envelope of the light bursts can also be adjusted, directly affecting the appearance of the light patterns.

quadrature

Credo

A radio telescope scans the skys in search of signs of extraterrestrial life.
The received raw signals serve as input data for a neural network, which was trained on human theories and ideas of aliens. Now it tries desperately to apply this knowledge and to discover possible messages of other civilizations in the noise of the universe. Mysterious noises resound as the artificial intelligence penetrates deeper and deeper into the alien data, where it finally finds the ultimate proof.The sound installation revolves around one of the oldest questions of mankind – one that can never be disproved: Are we alone in the universe?

Sally Golding

Your double my double our ghost
The installation acts a space for the consideration of intimacy and meditation– both alone and with others that may share the space – through the merging of the viewer’s own reflections articulated through a composition of shifting light and emerging sounds which fill an otherwise dark chamber. Functioning similarly to the classic funfair mirror– the flexible silver two-way mirror sheeting forming an ethereal hanging centrepiece– the work invites the viewer to consider representations of themselves which appear distorted and transient, and which merge with those around them to form ‘new presences’. In this sense the viewer may see themselves multiplied or doubled with another viewer, or find themselves alone in a rare moment of literal reflection providing a contemplative space or eliciting a hallucinatory fantasy bringing forth ideas in neuroscience around the Self and Other.

Vincent Leroy

Illusion Lens
French Artist Vincent Leroy has proposed a geodesic installation imagined to sit atop the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower in Tokyo. The otherworldly sphere takes on a similar form to that of a spaceship, with three strong industrial legs holding up its perch. Sitting 238 meters high in the center of the rooftop’s helipad, the installation quietly overlooks Tokyo’s sprawling cityscape. Leroy accurately refers to the sphere’s kaleidoscope effect as “a sampler of the sky,” as it captures its surrounding climate and twists the image into multiple pieces. The artist designed the proposed installation as an escape from the busy streets of Tokyo, a place to contemplate and reflect in peace either alone or with loved ones.

Powerhouse Company

Loop of Wisdom
Architecture studio Powerhouse Company has created a reception building topped with a circular walking trail as part of a development in Chengdu, China. The structures beneath the walking trail will act as a sales pavilion and reception block for the new Unis Chip City development in Chengdu’s Tianfu New District, which is under construction in the southern part of the city. Powerhouse Company connected these two structures with a bright red rooftop walkway, named Loop of Wisdom, which is designed to make the reception block more useable than if it was a standalone building.

Circus Family

Triph
“When left alone with no audience, the object glows dimly as if it were asleep. Yet when visitors approach, the installation slowly comes back to life. Colour gradients pour into each shape, whilst mirrored surfaces start reflecting light – all to the orchestra of an encompassing soundscape. This project invites visitors to become part of something. An immersive light experience in which the audience directs the intensity, audio and colour palettes simply by approaching, moving around in and between the large geometric shapes of the installation. Truly, a merging of art, interaction design, sound, tech and vision. As visual architects, our aim with ‘TRIPH” is to demonstrate that a number of different techniques can be combined into a mix of unexpected shapes and materials, that in turn help to create a new truly unique way of experiencing a story. Both in daylight condition and at night. With our self-initiated work, we aim to find undiscovered methods of narrative, questioning the ways people discover and open themselves up to new conceptual work.” Circus Family

Ief Spincemaille

Kiss Me

You hold a small mirror to your nose, like a pair of glasses, while kissing someone. You look into your own eyes, but kiss someone else’s lips.
Despite the world being connected through an intricate network of fiberglass, more than ever we seem to be alone together. ‘Kiss Me’ brings these two opposing forces – unbridled narcissim on the one hand and a deep longing for connection on the other -together in one object through reinvention of an age-old instrument: the mirror.

KEITH ARMSTRONG

Shifting Intimacies
An interactive/media artwork for one person at a time. Each participant enters a large, dark space containing two circles of projected film imagery presented within an immersive sound environment. One image floats upon a disc of white sand and the other on a circle of white dust. Participants’ movements direct and affect the filmic image and spatialised audio experience. Throughout the work a layer of dust (an artificial life form) slowly eats away and infuses itself deep into the imagery and sound. Each person has 10 minutes alone with the work. Their movement through the space continually affects speed, quality, balance and flow within the work. At the end of the experience they are invited to climb a lit platform and cast dust back onto the images below.

THATGAMECOMPANY

Journey
File Festival
Enter the world of Journey, the third game from acclaimed developers thatgamecompany and presented by SCEA Santa Monica Studio. Journey is an interactive parable, an anonymous online adventure to experience a person’s life passage and their intersections with other’s. You wake alone and surrounded by miles of burning, sprawling desert, and soon discover the looming mountaintop which is your goal. Faced with rolling sand dunes, age-old ruins, caves and howling winds, your passage will not be an easy one. The goal is to get to the mountaintop, but the experience is discovering who you are, what this place is, and what is your purpose.

Damien Jalet

Skid
Pushing further his exploration of a more intense and intimate relationship of the body to the force of gravity, Damien Jalet created “Skid” (2017) for the Gothenburg Dance Company. The dancers performed for 40 minutes on a 34 degree inclined platform of 40 square meters. Together with dancer Aimilios Arapoglou and other members of the company, they developed an alphabet of new physical possibilities, alternating control and surrendering, of accelerations and slow motions, to be performed alone or with partners.

Fred Sandback

Untitled
Sandback did not try to ground his art in history or theory alone, but followed a very personal approach. Growing up, he had an uncanny fascination with things that were strung. According to his own accounts he liked to watch his uncle Fred, an antiques dealer, cane chairs, and he remembered being captivated as a child by a museum exhibition on how to make snowshoes. As a camp counselor in New Hampshire, he loved archery and began making his own bows. He also seems to have been interested in straight lines; as a freshman in college, he carved a tall, narrow cat out of wood, prefiguring a lifelong interest in linear forms.

ALICE ANDERSON

أليس أندرسون
爱丽丝·安德森
アリス·アンダーソン
앨리스 앤더슨
Алиса Андерсон
COCOON
Alice Anderson’s giant installations created out thousands of feet of red colored doll hair are a thing of wonder. Selected for its relationship to her own bright red hair, Anderson selected the material to refer to her childhood where she invented rituals based around her hair to calm her anxieties when left home alone. Draped over buildings, walls, and every imaginable surface, Anderson’s work is just as much about reinterpreting an everyday material as it is about coming to terms with the ghosts of her youth.

will kendrick

Chromasexual Sculpture
Will is a recent graduate of Bath School of Art and Design[…] Bringing paint away from the canvas to force it to exist as substance alone, these kaleidoscopic works celebrate the brilliance of colour, through a clear interest in the medium of paint.

DUTCH INVERTUALS

Row Colors: Invertuals 2
These oversized, misshapen, foamy straightjacket bundles were made by Eindhoven-based duo Raw Color for design collective Dutch Invertuals. In a sweet range of minty pastels they look like they should provide a comfy bed, but wrapped around a head they’re more likely to suffocate. Created a couple of years ago as press material for Dutch Invertual’s participation in home furnishings exhibition Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the series creatively illustrates the malleability of material by taking flat foam and creating strange, abstract human sculptures.

JUN HASHIMOTO

Web Chair
Web Chair è un omaggio al web e alla sua inestricabile rete, leggera e nel contempo salda e forte. La sedia è un progetto della designer Jun Hushimoto di Junio Design, è pensata interamente in acciaio inossidabile e contiene più di 2000 punti di saldatura. E’ stata presentata tempo fa al SaloneSatellite di Milano, ma è ancora così attuale e bella nella sua semplicità! Il suo punto di forza è proprio l’estrema leggerezza, la sua caratteristica la rende adatta ad un arredo moderno, ad un spazio ufficio o al contract ed è assolutamente perfetta per chi ama cambiare posizione agli oggetti all’interno della casa.

RON GILAD

رون جلعاد
罗恩·吉拉德
רון גלעד
ロン·ギラッド
РОН ГИЛАД
Mirror

‘IX mirrors’ by israeli-born, new york-based artist ron gilad uses a series of ten embellished mirrors as a means of exploring self-reflection and perception, at milan’s dilmos gallery for salone del mobile 2011.

ALYSON SHOTZ

アリソン・ショッツ
Алисон Шоц

Alyson Shotz’s sculptures perk up a decades-old post-Minimalist idiom with a dash of pop science. Ms. Shotz evokes natural phenomena with accumulations of beads, pins and other common materials. She isn’t alone in this — Tara Donovan comes to mind — but her creations have a geekier, less arbitrary aspect. Often they respond to the challenge of visualizing concepts from theoretical physics[…]

karolina halatek

TERMINAL
Terminal is a light space, that shines alone at night, separate from the outside world and yet open at both ends, a passage and a space of other kind at the same time, that dissolves in light. In art, light means enactment and dramatization, in this way the light space is a stage on which one gets isolated from the outside world as a spectator, but stands in the spotlight at the same time seen by everyone. At nights the Terminal is a light source: a star, that shines on the square, a shining riddle, that strangely isn’t media nor street light, pointless, but therefore very poetic[…]

Alexandra Bachzetsis

A Piece Danced Alone

BATSHEVA DANCE COMPANY

HOME ALONE
BATSHEVA DANCE COMPANY

TROIKA

Falling Light
‘Oltre un secolo dopo che Sir Isaac Newton aveva analizzato il fenomeno dell’arcobaleno, il poeta inglese John Keats ha commentato che la scienza aveva privato la natura e l’arcobaleno del suo spettacolo riducendo la sua nozione a colori prismatici. “Falling Light” sfida questa convinzione, con un’accattivante interazione cinematografica tra i prismi di cristallo e l’esperienza soprannaturale che sono in grado di creare.
50 dispositivi meccanici sospesi al soffitto, ciascuno dei quali incorpora una lente ottica in cristallo Swarovski tagliato su misura, un motore programmato da computer e un LED bianco, costituiscono l’installazione di TROIKA “Falling Light”.
Le armature metalliche verniciate di bianco si sollevano in sincope ruotando la camma prima che la gravità le rilasci verso terra, attivando il LED per allontanarsi, più vicino alla lente di cristallo. La lente agisce come un prisma, trasformando attraverso la diffrazione la luce bianca del LED in una miriade di arcobaleno, creando a sua volta il flusso e riflusso ritmico delle goccioline sparse sul pavimento.
Sperimentando piccole gocce di luce che cadono dal soffitto sul pavimento della galleria, il visitatore è immerso in una pioggia di luce, ogni goccia circondata da un vibrante alone di colori arcobaleno. In coro, il suono ronzante del meccanismo è udibile: la luce e il suono si fondono in un’unica esperienza immersiva e multisensoriale, rafforzando l’agenda di TROIKA secondo cui la scienza non distrugge, ma piuttosto scopre la poesia nei modelli della natura. ”

ANNE TYNG

Anatomy of Form
The Divine Proportion in the Platonic Solids

In fact, the Graham Foundation recognized Tyng’s talent nearly half a century ago in 1965, when she was awarded for her project Anatomy of Form: The Divine Proportion in the Platonic Solids:In her research she developed a theory of hierarchies of symmetry—symmetries within symmetries—and a search for architectural insight and revelation in the consistency and beauty of all underlying form.It’s fascinating stuff, and the images alone have piqued my interest in Tyng’s theories, which cover topics from Jungian cycles to the cosmos. Tyng (b. 1920 in Jiangxi, China) was one of the first women to earn a Masters in Architecture from Harvard. She spent nearly three decades collaborating with Louis Kahn before shifting her focus to research at the University of Pennsylvania in the late 60’s. The title of the exhibition and her works belie the understated beauty of their execution, which demonstrate the expressive power of order and geometry. Tyng’s unique command of form is matched by her raw intellect; thus, she elegantly articulates her vision in the models seen here.

ERICA SCOURTI

Woman Nature Alone

ANDREW LYMAN

Alone Together

The phrase Alone Together describes a nature of personal relationships and relating to one another that I have found to be characteristic of an experience the generation I am a part of encounters, if not others as well. The phrase in context of communication calls upon the experience and realization that your mental state is completely unique and solitary. There is a push to connect with others as well as to find someone to spend your life with, and along with this push comes the expectation of a complete and total togetherness. There is an eventual point of realization and discovery of your own mental state and its perpetual solitude, transcending physical closeness with others. The photographs in the series evoke contemplation of this experience, through imagery of the mundane, capturing a quiet departure into a somewhat bizarre disconsolate self-investigation. The photographs play with the association of Alone Together to intimacy and love, with an alternate interpretation or redefinition according to newfound phenomenon.

fred lebain

Фрейд Лебайн
A Spring in New York

fred lebain is not scared of the mundane or clichés.
instead, he plays with them, superimposing their images on one another. last spring lebain took images of various areas in new york city, each one of them an occasion of a ‘first visit’ to the location, in which he photographed and then printed in large poster format. later, he returned to the same spots for a second visit, capturing a larger framed shot in which he aligned the poster documenting his first visit to the current scene. these postcard images show lebain’s preference for particular areas of the city, telescoping his views – a time parallax representing the days which separate the two shots – and superimposing his vision of new york. hands, feet or a pair of jeans can be seen… like surrealistic winks, indicating that the photographer is not alone in his mission.

DAVID LYNCH

Дэвид Линч
ديفيد لينش
大卫·林奇
デビッドリンチ
데이비드 린치
I know
I know, I know,
.., she stopped to sing,
Since I went and did that thing,
I know, I know,
…loved you.

I know, you can’t …,
Sing and come baby, …playing the game
Sing and come at me
No way you can stay,
I know, I know, I know,
I, I, I know.

Don’t have to tell me baby,
See.. on the road now,
You’re gonna live my side,
But I will remember you baby,
Each and every midnight,
Don’t have to tell me
…let me go,
I, mmmm, see you so alone,
Annnd I, I see you go.

.. loud girl,
.., please stop to sing,
Since I went and did that thing,
I know, I know
Please let me go

MIKE BITHELL

Thomas was Alone

CAMILLE HENROT

Dear Survivors / Let It Be Known That You Are Not Alone

ANDREI TARKOVSKY

أندريه تاركوفسكي
塔可夫斯基
アンドレイ·タルコフスキー
Андрей Тарковский
nostalghia
From the opening images of Nostalghia (1983), Andrei Tarkovsky presents the two disparate worlds-the spare, monochromatic landscape of the Russian countryside and the lush, idyllic meadows of rural Italy-that collided within the soul of Russian author, Andrei Gortchakov (Oleg Yankovsky). Gortchakov has travelled to Italy on an extended research expedition to retrace the emigrant journey of an acclaimed eighteenth century Russian composer named Pavel Sosnovsky who, despite achieving international recognition away from his homeland, eschewed fame and returned to the humble life of a feudal serf, only to sink further into despair and commit suicide. Gortchakov, accompanied by his translator, Eugenia (Domiziana Giordano), has travelled to the hills of Tuscany to see Piero della Francesca’s Madonna of Childbirth, but upon arriving, becomes disinterested in the attraction, and forgoes the church visit. Left alone at the foothills as Eugenia ventures alone, Gortchakov quotes a resigned passage that reflects his own feelings of inertia: “I’m tired of these sickeningly beautiful sights. I want nothing more just for myself. That’s enough.”
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