Body Paint
File Festival

The interaction is simple, movement creates paint. Hidden in the simplicity are layers of subtle details. Different aspects of the motion: size, speed, acceleration, curvature, all have an effect on the outcome: strokes, splashes, drips, spirals; and is left up to the users to play and discover. The installation is designed to work with any number of people and is scalable to cover small or large areas. While the installation is suitable for a single user, when multiple users are present a new dynamic emerges. A user-to-user interaction is born when the audience starts playing with each other via the installation, throwing virtual paint on each other, trying to complete or destroy each other’s paintings.


Sotto Magnitude
Questo progetto è l’ultimo passo nello sviluppo dopo l’invenzione di Marc Fornes su “Computational Mesh Walking as Structural Stripes”. È anche la più grande fino ad oggi come struttura permanente […] Questo progetto sta sfidando l’eredità di Frei Otto (architetto tedesco e ingegnere strutturale) mediante l’uso e lo sviluppo di ciò che definiamo Curvatura Intensiva (in opposizione alla Curvatura Estesa).
Under Magnitude
This project is the last step in development after Marc Fornes’s invention of “Computational Mesh Walking as Structural Stripes“. It is also the largest to date as a permanent structure […] This project is challenging the legacy of Frei Otto (German architect and structural engineer) by using and developing what we call Intensive Curvature (as opposed to Extended Curvature ).

Marte Marte Architekten

State Gallery

Like a dancing cube shimmering in titanium, the new State Gallery of Lower Austria is placed between the picturesque inner cities of Krems and Stein, and links these with the surrounding natural and river landscape. The spherical curvature and the strongly outward-projecting external walls presented a challenge: titanium shingles and glass panes were individually produced, having been calculated in 3D. Inside, light-flooded areas alternate with daylight-free levels that can be used as required. The project is a strong illustration of the capabilities of the Vorarlberg architectural practice of Marte.Marte.


اولافور الياسون
אולאפור אליאסון
Олафур Элиассон
Infinite Staircase (Umschreibung)

Permanently installed in the atrium of an office building in Munich, two spiral staircases interlock with each other, creating a continuous loop in the form of a double helix. To plan the work, a double helix was projected onto the surface of a sphere. The heights of the steps vary slightly to compensate for the curvature of the staircases, growing shallower at the poles. Precise engineering was necessary to enable the structure to balance on one point.
The continuous loop of Umschreibung contrasts starkly with the office courtyard in Munich where it is installed. Umschreibung – which can be translated as ‘circumscription’ or ‘periphrasis’ – proposes a movement without destination, a space defined by motion rather than walls.


Laser suit
taiwanese designer wei-chieh shih created this laser suit using 200 laser diodes attached to a special jacket he designed. the small laser diodes are attached to a nylon jacket that covers the wearer’s upper torso. the red lasers point out in all directions following the body’s curvature. the costume looks like a spiky design in daylight and transforms into a series are bright straight red laser beams when the lights are turned down. the final jacket design is the most finished piece, but wei-chieh shih also created a series of samples.

Marc Fornes

Under Magnitude
This project is the latest step within the development following Marc Fornes invention on “Computational Mesh Walking as structural Stripes”. It is also the largest to date as permanent structure[…] This project is challenging the heritage of Frei Otto (German Architect and Structural Engineer) by the use and developement of what we define as Intensive Curvature (as opposed to Extensive Curvature).

Alicja Kwade

Die Gesamtheit aller Orte

“It’s easy to trace the curves in Kwade’s perfectly placed bent tubing and piping, but it takes a second to realize that even the installation’s larger, solid objects—a door, a window, mirrors, iron gates, sheets of metal, and even a bicycle—not only travel on her orbits’ paths, but have also been altered (in some cases just barely) to conform to them. The white door’s slight curvature is hardly noticeable until you’re at close range. The imposing rusty gates are generously rounded. There’s an almost imperceptible bend to a door with an oval mirror. A few copper pipes in the outermost rings disappear into the gallery wall; in the very center of the installation, a two-euro coin, propped up on its rim, and a sharply curved sheet of metal face each other, mysteriously.”Kimberly Bradley