Casey Curran & Iris Van Herpen

Kinetic Sculptures
The ‘Minds in Motion’ crown is made in collaboration with artist @casey_curran. Eighteen transparent monofilament threads meander through a series of brass coils, engineered to continuously shape-shift its silhouette.


Meander ist eine großflächige immersive Testumgebung, die in einem historischen Lagergebäude im Zentrum einer Wohnhochhaussiedlung in Cambridge, Ontario, errichtet wurde. Die Netzgerüste, aus denen das Testfeld besteht, sind als eine Reihe von Arten innerhalb eines künstlichen Ökosystems organisiert, die sich sanft biegen und auf die Bewegung der Betrachter reagieren. Ähnlich wie in natürlichen Umgebungen wie Flüssen und Wolken leiten große Gruppen von Teilen physikalische Impulse und Datensignale hin und her, sodass die gesamte Umgebung als zusammenhängendes Ganzes arbeiten kann. Die Innovationen in Meander schlagen Wege vor, um adaptive, sensible Gebäude der Zukunft zu schaffen.


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Meander 7 / Horizontal velocity vectors from x = 0
Los códigos de computadora que utilizan para crear proyectos de arte generativo, arte de los nuevos medios de comunicación, los proyectos de las disciplinas del diseño, la arquitectura o de otro tipo, pueden encontrarse en territorios que han sido en gran parte sin explorar, en el que el arte y la ciencia se encuentran. Al principio, los agentes están definidas por variables como la posición, la velocidad y los límites (por lo general de un círculo). Cuando empiezan a moverse, ya que el espacio se agota, chocan, rebotan entre sí y de paso cambian la velocidad y el color, generando una espesa red de variaciones cromáticas.


Meandering River

Over time, landscapes are gradually shaped by natural forces. Indiscernible to the naked eye, we only perceive one moment at a time. The fluctuations and the rhythmic movement of rivers are a glimpse into the past, as traces provide evidence of the constant transformations that surround us.

Jonathan Pepe

The Exo-biote project aims to invent a typology of possible forms and movements by diverting “soft robotics” technologies. The installation features moving sculpture-objects. These hybrid objects swell with air and seem to be alive, to breathe. These components are part of a whole, they belong to the same body, one whose humours and pulsing organs we can observe. A spasmodic choreography leads the viewer on an inner journey, into the meanders of one of those absurd reasoning processes that logicians calls “apagogies” by proposing hypothetical prostheses for the consumer market. It is as if the objects presented here were commodities, objects ready to use, mass-produced surrogate organs.

Philip Beesley

Meander is a large-scale immersive testbed environment constructed within a historic warehouse building at the centre of a residential highrise development in Cambridge, Ontario. The meshwork scaffolds which comprise the testbed are organized as a series of species within an artificial ecosystem, gently flexing and responding to the movement of viewers. Similar to natural environments such as rivers and clouds, large groups of parts pass physical impulses and data signals back and forth, enabling the entire environment to work as an interconnected whole. The innovations in Meander suggest ways of making adaptive, sensitive buildings of the future.


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Forest of Light
“In this installation for COS, I envisage to make a forest of light,” said Fujimoto. “A forest which consists of countless light cones made from spotlights above. These lights pulsate and constantly undergo transience of state and flow. People meander through this forest, as if lured by the charm of the light. Light and people interact with one another, its existence defining the transition of the other.”

A synthetic ghost shifts simulated textiles from passive matter to live organisms. They behave like apparitions in an artificial choreography, with movements that are imaginary yet familiar. Like a constant metamorphosis, the same sequence gets transformed over and over again. At each step, all aspects of the designs are modified, from algorithmic pattern to color scheme to fabric behaviour. The results are meandering layers of style changes. A linear montage shows the intricate details. Shuffled layers of metronomic sounds emphasize the transformation fluctuating in and out of sync.


meander river


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