Rudolfo Quintas

SWAP
SWAP é uma performance audiovisual interativa para palco criada no cruzamento entre a dança e a visualização de movimento. A performance explora o conceito do corpo como sistema autopoiético intimamente ligado ao seu contexto, onde a mente, as emoções, o sistema nervoso e meio ambiente são um só – o corpo. Um organismo em permanente recursividade, regeneração e transformação, principio enunciado pelos biólogos Maturana e Varela. Em SWAP a visualização artística do movimento expõe os fluxos invisíveis que percorrem o interior e exterior do corpo, de acordo com a nossa percepção micro ou macro alteram a nossa leitura e compreensão da realidade. São geradas animações interactivas compostas por milhares de partículas em constante movimento que reflectem a relação entre o corpo do performer.

The Man from the 9 Dimensions

The Man from the 9 Dimensions

Based on the latest scientific data and hypotheses, Takashi Shimizu, the pioneer of horror movies, visualizes the world as theoretical physicists see it in order to create a new kind of science movie. The world’s first 3D full-dome movie on the “Theory of Everything”; the ultimate goal of physics to describe all natural phenomena by a single, consistent theory. Physics is in crisis. Our understandings of the microscopic world of elementary particles and of the macroscopic world of the universe are in contradiction. Scientists are striving to resolve the contradictions and construct the Theory of Everything. Be ready to be surprised by the new world of vibrating strings and hidden dimensions predicted by the most promising hypothesis, the Superstring Theory.

Scientific Advisor: Hirosi Ooguri

Director: Takashi Shimizu

MATTHIJS MUNNIK

Microscopic Opera

Les micro-organismes peuvent-ils aussi être des artistes? Comment notre relation à ces créatures change-t-elle, après qu’elles sont vues dans un contexte artistique et théâtral? À la recherche d’un micro-organisme qui aurait les qualités d’un interprète, j’ai été présenté à C. elegans; un petit ver, de moins d’un millimètre de longueur, qui se déplaçait aussi élégant que son nom l’indique et la première créature à avoir séquencé tout son génome. J’ai été intrigué lorsqu’un chercheur m’a dit que, pour distinguer les vers au microscope, il utilisait différentes mutations qui modifiaient la façon dont ils se déplaçaient. Certains se déplacent en spirale, d’autres ont roulé ou ont des contractions et certains sont devenus morbides obèses à cause de leurs mutations. Dans mon installation, j’ai cinq boîtes de Pétri remplies de cinq vers mutés différents, chacun se déplaçant légèrement différemment. Ces cinq groupes d’interprètes sont filmés avec un microscope USB diffusé en direct sur les cinq écrans. J’ai écrit un logiciel spécial qui suit les vers et traduit leurs mouvements en sons, faisant d’eux les interprètes non avertis de la musique dans le monde macroscopique au-dessus de leurs têtes. Alors que les chercheurs sont presque comme des dieux pour ces vers impuissants, les contrôlant de leur première à leur dernière division cellulaire , j’espérais donner aux vers le pouvoir de nous affecter également dans notre monde.

GREG DUNN AND BRIAN EDWARD

Autorreflejado
El Dr. Greg Dunn (artista y neurocientífico) y el Dr. Brian Edwards (artista y físico aplicado) crearon Self Reflected para dilucidar la naturaleza de la conciencia humana, uniendo la conexión entre el misterioso cerebro macroscópico de tres libras y el comportamiento microscópico de las neuronas. Self Reflected ofrece una visión sin precedentes del cerebro en sí mismo, revelando a través de una técnica llamada micrograbados reflectantes el enorme alcance de coreografías neuronales hermosas y delicadamente equilibradas diseñadas para reflejar lo que está ocurriendo en nuestras propias mentes mientras observamos esta obra de arte. Self Reflected fue creado para recordarnos que la máquina más maravillosa del universo conocido está en el centro de nuestro ser y es la raíz de nuestra humanidad compartida.

Ryoji Ikeda

micro | macro
micro | macro transforms Hall E in the MuseumsQuartier into an oversized world of moving images and sounds. In his immersive installation, multimedia artist Ryoji Ikeda creates a field of imagination between quantum physics, empirical experimentation and human perception. In collaboration with nuclear scientists at CERN, Ikeda has translated complex physical theories into a sensory experience. The Planck scale is used by scientists to denote extremely small lengths or time intervals. Concepts like space and time lose their meaning beyond this scale, and contemporary physics has to rely on speculative theories. And on art. Visitors to micro | macro enter a world of data, particles, light and sound that makes the extremes of the universe perceptible to the eye and ear. In the micro world we penetrate the smallest dimensions of the unrepresentable, while in the macro world we take off into cosmic expanses that allow us to experience the infinite space beyond the observable universe. In this maelstrom of data, an acoustic and visual firework bridges the gap between theoretical understanding and sensual perception.

Tzu-Jung (Dexter) Huang

Meta-prosthesis
‘Meta-prosthesis’ explores the potential of synthesising the natural and artificial to increase the performance of environmental design. Through capitalising on the formal and compositional expressions derived from animalistic attributes, the performance of materials and environment can be enhanced. The project for a theraputic centre has a highly-articulated envelope which is achieved by manipulating the geometry, from the microscale to the macro. This includes: material typology, texture typology, surface typology and building typology. The resultant patterns are informed, generated and tested through computational algorithms and scientific understanding to satisfy different programmatic criteria, regulating the environment.

RYOJI IKEDA

Micro Macro
micro | macro trasforma il padiglione E del MuseumsQuartier in un enorme mondo di immagini e suoni in movimento. Nella sua installazione immersiva, l’artista multimediale Ryoji Ikeda crea un campo di immaginazione tra fisica quantistica, sperimentazione empirica e percezione umana. In collaborazione con scienziati nucleari del CERN, Ikeda ha tradotto complesse teorie fisiche in un’esperienza sensoriale. La scala di Planck viene utilizzata dagli scienziati per indicare lunghezze o intervalli di tempo estremamente ridotti. Concetti come spazio e tempo perdono il loro significato oltre questa scala e la fisica contemporanea deve fare affidamento su teorie speculative. E sull’arte. Visitatori di micro | macro entra in un mondo di dati, particelle, luce e suono che rende gli estremi dell’universo percettibili all’occhio e all’orecchio. Nel micro mondo penetriamo nelle più piccole dimensioni dell’irrappresentabile, mentre nel macro mondo decolliamo in distese cosmiche che ci permettono di sperimentare lo spazio infinito oltre l’universo osservabile. In questo vortice di dati, un fuoco d’artificio acustico e visivo colma il divario tra la comprensione teorica e la percezione sensuale.

Fuse

Treu
Treu is a real-time audiovisual installation that elaborates on the multiple meanings and implications of the concept of trust. On a macro level it observes how historical events have influenced its course and considers how this can evolve in the future. On a micro level, it, explores how the presence or absence of trust can shift the perception of our individual realities.
Trust is a fundamental element of our society. Politics, economics, and our whole modern system are not material realities – they are psychological constructs based on the trust in individuals, in institutions, in the market. We decide to believe in the value of money, to undertake social changes only if we trust the inventions of our collective imagination.
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MONOCOLOR

Latent Space
In Latent Space fine lines weave virtual spaces around the viewers. The architecture that manifests is highly fragile — the space grows, shrinks, collapses. The acoustic dimension is also deeply spatial — slowly morphing soundscapes float around the dome, enveloping the observers in sound and image. The omnipresence of the virtual realm is transposed into the physical space of the dome to unmask the often proclaimed boundlessness of digital space. The work tests and investigates the spatial effects of the dome, which serves as a metaphor for the virtual net that always surrounds us.

Miyu Hosoi

Lenna
Focusing on the orientation and dispersion of sound images, this spatial musical work was made using multiple audio channels, and only the human voice as a sound source. It represents at once an attempt to encourage the creation of multichannel acoustic contents, and the theoretical and practical development of audiovisual environments.

Michael Sedbon

CMD
Here are 2 artificial ecosystems sharing a light source. Access to this light source is granted through a market. Each colony of photosynthetic bacterias can claim access to light thanks to credits earned for their oxygen production. The rules driving the market are optimized through a genetic algorithm. This artificial intelligence is testing different populations of financial systems on these 2 sets of Cyanobacteria. Like so, the photosynthetic cells and the computer are experimenting with different political systems granting access to this resource. The system oscillates between collaborative and competitive states. The genetic algorithm pictures the rules of these proto-societies as genes. By breeding populations of societies, new generations of markets arise. Like so, the sum of microscopic series of events determines the status of the system at a macroscopic scale.

Greg Dunn and Brian Edward

Self-Reflected

Dr. Greg Dunn (artist and neuroscientist) and Dr. Brian Edwards (artist and applied physicist) created Self Reflected to elucidate the nature of human consciousness, bridging the connection between the mysterious three pound macroscopic brain and the microscopic behavior of neurons. Self Reflected offers an unprecedented insight of the brain into itself, revealing through a technique called reflective microetching the enormous scope of beautiful and delicately balanced neural choreographies designed to reflect what is occurring in our own minds as we observe this work of art. Self Reflected was created to remind us that the most marvelous machine in the known universe is at the core of our being and is the root of our shared humanity.

VINCENT MAUGER

Super Asymmetry
Le travail de Vincent Mauger s’appuie sur une analyse in situ précise qui dévoile les atouts ou la fragilité de l’espace concerné et le métamorphose. A partir de modélisations et de matériaux récurrents : bois, brique, polystyrène, pvc, ses œuvres s’appréhendent du micro au macro.

JUNG-YEON MIN

Јунг-Јеон Мин
郑妍敏
JUNG-YEON MIN VEM DA COREIA DO SUL, MAS AGORA MORA E TRABALHA EM PARIS. ELA TEM MUITAS OBRAS INVENTIVAS E SUAS SUPER IMAGINATIVAS PARECEM SER INDUZIDAS POR DROGAS. AS PESSOAS ESTÃO NOS SEUS SONHOS, EM UM MUNDO SURREAL. HÁ UMA MISTURA DO REALÍSTICO E DO EXTRAORDINÁRIO; O MICRO E O MACRO, O MUNDO QUE CONHECEMOS E O VIRTUAL. NÃO HÁ TEMPO.

OLGA ZIEMSKA

Ольга Земска
stillness in motion

Via her website, “Olga often attempts to make visible those concepts or properties that are indiscernible to the naked eye, such as cellular formations or magnetism. By making visual associations between the visible and the invisible—or the microscopic and the macrocosmic—Ziemska poetically underscores the interrelatedness of all things.”

JUNG-YEON MIN

Јунг-Јеон Мин
郑妍敏
JUNG-YEON MIN VIENT DE CORÉE DU SUD, MAIS MAINTENANT ELLE VIT ET TRAVAILLE À PARIS. ELLE A BEAUCOUP D’OEUVRES INVENTIVES ET SES SUPER IMAGINATIVES ONT L’ESPRIT QU’ILS POURRAIENT ÊTRE INDUITES AUX DROGUES. LES GENS SONT DANS LEURS RÊVES, DANS UN MONDE SURRÉEL. IL Y A UN MÉLANGE DE RÉALISTE ET D’EXTRAORDINAIRE; LE MICRO ET LA MACRO, LE MONDE QUE NOUS CONNAISSONS ET LE VIRTUEL. IL N’Y A PAS LE TEMPS.

JUNG-YEON MIN

ЈУНГ-ЈЕОН МИН
郑妍敏
JUNG-YEON MIN VIENE DALLA COREA DEL SUD, MA ORA VIVE E LAVORA A PARIGI. HA MOLTO INVENTIVO E LE SUE OPERE SUPER IMMAGINATIVE SEMBRANO COME SE POTREBBERO ESSERE INDOTTE DALLA DROGA. LE PERSONE SONO NEI LORO SOGNI, IN UN MONDO SURREALE. C’È UN MIX DI REALISTICO E STRAORDINARIO; IL MICRO E IL MACRO, IL MONDO CHE CONOSCIAMO E QUELLO VIRTUALE. NON C’È TEMPO.

Rachel de Joode

“Rappresento gli otto simboli planetari sacri e arcaici in modo semplificato, usando artefatti umani moderni per decostruire il significato dei pianeti solari per la civiltà umana nel suo insieme, esaminando il significato del cosmo attraverso la mia realtà. Presento la mia ricerca etnografica umana universale in uno spazio grigio “neutro”: uno stile museologico, attraverso il quale posso collocare la tradizione storica e culturale in un microcosmo personale, creando una visione terrestre dello spazio e del tempo in un macrocosmo.
Questa serie è un’astrazione modernista che indicizza il sistema solare per me stesso al fine di cogliere la vita e, più specificamente, i fenomeni della mia vita nel tempo e nello spazio.
Utilizzando lo spostamento e la riclassificazione dell’interpretazione planetaria scientifica, culturale, storica e ontemporanea, il mio obiettivo, attraverso la visualizzazione, è quello di semplificare la concezione umana dei pianeti simili in orbita attorno al nostro Sole ”.

JAMES LAW CYBERTECTURE INTERNATIONAL

Cybertecture Egg
Cybertecture is the revolutionary concept that provides a symbiotic relationship between the urban fabric and technology. Pioneered in 2001, Cybertecture forges both the hardware of the built environment and software systems and technologies from the micro to macro scales of development.The genesis of Cybertecture is in response to man’s progress into the 21st century, where working and living environments need to adapt and evolve to cope with the demands of modern working life. It plays an integral part in this evolution by providing awareness and connectivity via seamless integration of technology into the fabric of space.Cybertecture designs, from technology, products and interiors to systems, buildings and masterplans, allow flexibility and accessibility to inform, adapt, react, communicate, manipulate and control environments, whilst being sustainable and environmentally considered in application and context.Cybertecture embraces the future through continuous innovation and evolution of design and technology. It provides a myriad of solutions, all of which are diverse in individual application but holistic to the overall user environment, and always being integrated with innovation being pursued.