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“Simulacri” è un arrangiamento sperimentale optophysical. Al centro ci sono quattro pannelli per monitor LCD, assemblati sotto forma di un quadrato cavo e installati all’altezza degli occhi al centro della stanza. L’insieme appare internamente sventrato, ricoperto di vegetazione e abbracciato. Un groviglio di cavi e dispositivi di controllo si riversa al centro della riversa. Tutt’intorno diverse lenti d’ingrandimento pendono da catene. Il raggio abbagliante senza immagini dei monitor sembra come se le immagini fossero cadute da loro. Ciò che rimane è l’essenza del mezzo: la luce. È un’esperienza impressionante e meravigliosa quando le immagini appaiono improvvisamente dal bianco puro al semplice sguardo attraverso una pellicola apparentemente trasparente. Ma se giri l’obiettivo davanti ai tuoi occhi, la struttura polarizzante della pellicola crea sbalzi di colore o addirittura immagini negative complementari.

Aleksandr Sokurov

ألكسندر سوكوروف
Александр Сокуров
Russian Ark

“Alexander Sokurov’s desire to film The Russian Arch in one continuous take required extraordinary technical solutions. Since it is physically impossible to shoot more than twelve minutes of conventional film, we had to shoot on video. However, it was only the relatively recent arrival of 24p high definition compact cameras that offered the visual quality and the ability to make this film for theaters, including transferring the digital image to a 35mm negative.With the help of German specialists a complex portable platform was designed to meet the demands of the scenario which included precise architectural plans, highlighting the distance of 1300 meters covered by the course of the action. It was decided that the only way to move the camera would be to use a steadycam, although we could not be sure until after the final image that such a long steadycam shot would be possible, given the physical performance. extreme demanded from the German cinematographer, Tilman Büttner. After months of rehearsals, the 867 actors and extras, the three “live” orchestras all had to know their position and precise roles “. It’s just amazing.

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ŽIL Julie Vostalová



Phygital way of designing that captures a momentum of transition between digital and physical worlds.
Digital and sustainable fashion with respect to materiality propose no-waste patterning that uses the technique of cut-ups to be assembled into a garment. Inspiration comes from the process of deconstructing historical garments and unexpected assemblage.

Studio TheGreenEyl

»Appeel« is a game without rules. It starts with a wall that is covered all over with a signal red adhesive foil. The foil consists of thousands of circular stickers pre-cut in a narrow grid that wait to be pulled off and put in a new order by the visitors. The stickers, and its white negative on the wall, form, similarly to binary coded pixels, ornaments, news and pictures – on the original wall and far beyond: they move to adjoining rooms, onto faces and even leave the city.

Kimchi and Chips

Line Segments Space
An architectural web of threads subtends a null space. It hangs abstract and undefined, a set of thin positive elements segmenting the dark negative space between. Dynamic imaginary forms are articulated into the physical volume by the material of this thread, and the semi-material of the light. The visual gravity of the filaments occupying the space between. A 2D canvas is reduced from a surface piece into a line segment, but then constructed into another dimension, a volume. Light creates contrast and order on the lines to articulate digital matter. Digital forms inhabit the interconnected boundaries of space, becoming incarnate as visual mass.

Iris Van Herpen

イリス ヴァン ヘルペン
FALL 2017

‘Aeriform’ examines the nature and anatomy of air and the idea of airborne materiality and lightness, creating negative and positive space with shadow and light. Van Herpen also drew inspiration from the Danish underwater artists Between Music who challenge the relationship between the body and its elemental surround, in a subaquatic environment where air is absent.


마이클 하이저
Майкл Heizer
Levitated Mass

Levitated Mass by artist Michael Heizer is composed of a 456-foot-long slot constructed on LACMA’s campus, over which is placed a 340-ton granite megalith. The slot gradually descends to fifteen feet in depth, running underneath the boulder. As with other works by the artist, such as Double Negative (1969), the monumental negative form is key to the experience of the artwork.


Tantalus Quest
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Game designer Fabiano Onça conceived the game, in which people must fill geometric shapes with their own silhouettes (as captured by webcams hanging from the ceiling): Software was built with OpenFrameworks, which is to C++ what Processing is to Java. A prototype was built with Flash (AS3), but it was slow — reading pixel values (BitmapData.getPixel) can be processor-heavy. Thanks to OpenFrameworks, porting the AS3 code to C++ was quite easy. The application is very simple: the images captured by the cameras are brightened, blurred and thresholded, resulting in black blobs. The amount of blob pixels inside the geometric shape count as positive points and the pixels outside the geometric shape count as negative points.

Krijn de Koning

Bekannt für seine architektonische Skulptur, umfasste die Ausstellung „In Here, For This“ Möbel wie Skulpturen und eine grafische Innenausstattung. Die Arbeit ist als manipulierte Form von funktionalen Möbelstücken konzipiert, die fünf architektonische Elemente wie einen Tisch, eine Bank oder ein Bücherregal umfassen. Diese Einheiten sind zu stapeln, auf jeder Seite zu drehen und zu trennen oder miteinander zu verbinden. Es wird darauf geachtet, Farben zu formen und zu blockieren, damit die Schönheit der Form sprechen kann, während die formalen Qualitäten von Kunst und Architektur berücksichtigt werden. Negativer Raum und positive Form werden so interessant und dominant wie einander.


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“SIMULACRA” is an optophysical experimental arrangement. At its heart are four LCD monitor panels, which are assembled in the form of a hollow square, and installed at eye level in the middle of the room. The ensemble appears internally gutted, overgrown and embraced. A tangle of cables and control devices pours out of the middle of the square. All around it several magnifying lenses dangle from chains. The imageless glaring ray of the monitors looks as if the images had fallen out of them. What remains is the essence of the medium: Light.It is an impressive, wondrous experience when images suddenly appear from the pure white by the mere glance through a seemingly transparent film. But if you turn the lens in front of your eyes, the polarizing structure of the film creates wild color shifts or even complementary negative images.

Arcangel Constantini

Phonotube are experimental instruments for live audio visual performance, constructed as Luminous instruments and sound sequencers, that use fluorescent lamp tubes and LED strips, as light sources. The tubes are covered with negative ofsset, printed with sound patterns that spin at variable speed. The oscillation from the light emitted by these patterns is transduced to sound, processed by light excitation, a variety of electronic circuits as pre-amps with photo-cells and phototransitors, voltage control oscillators, relays, Filters, 1bit attiny85 micro controler. The technological principle is based on the photophone, patented by Graham Bell and inspired by audio visuals experimenters as Norman Mclaren,that used the optical sound technology of Film. In the history of the invention of electronic sound instruments, the study of light and its behavior as a particle or wave, and its application to sound processes, had a relevant position and is currently, one of the areas of scientific research with the greatest potential in human communication.

Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos and realities:united

Contemporary Art Centre in Cordoba

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.


Крис Энгман
Inverse Negative
Da steht eine Holzkonstruktion in der Wüste, die für sich allein belanglos, völlig uninteressant wäre. Erst der nach dem Sonnenstand kalkulierte Schattenwurf ergibt die Kontur eines Diarahmens, aus dem das Dia herausgefallen ist, das wiederum als zweiter Schatten im Sand liegt. Daliesk geradezu die in einigem Abstand platzierte Stehleiter. “Inverse Negative” ist das 2010 entstandene Foto betitelt. In einer Vorher-Nachher-Situation zeigt “Senescence” von 2010 Bauholz vor und nach der Bearbeitung, aufgestapelt, zusammengeschnürt.


Джи Янг Ли

Lotus flowers grow from the impure mud to reach for the light and bloom to the rise and fall of the sun; in Asia, it bears various cultural symbolisms such as prospects and rebirth. It is also known for its purifying function. The presence of the artist in the heart of such flower is meant to convey her personal experience. “I was born again by overcoming negative elements that had dragged me down and cleansed myself emotionally. The figure within a lotus blooming implies a stronger self who was just born again and is facing a new world”. It is this is very moment when one reaches maturity and full-potential that Lee illustrates in “Resurrection”, and, more generally speaking, throughout the entirety of her corpus.


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.


feel Me tactile interactive bed
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“feelMe” is a work that for the first time remotely transmits the tactile sensation. Our work provokes the exploration of the sense of touch while promoting the interaction between two people mediated by a machine. The work is constituted of two surfaces, or “beds”: the first one (tactile transmission unit), in which one of the participants, layed down, imprints marks to its surface by pressing it with the weight and movement of the different parts of his/her body; these impressions will be captured and transmitted to the other participant, who lies in the second “bed” (tactile reception unit) and receives them simultaneously in the same positions and in proportional intensities, however, in negative, that is, when the surface in the first bed sinks, it rises in the second one, promoting a touch. The first body touches the second one, and the “beds” may be a few meters or thousands of kilometers apart from each other. Between the bodies, dozens of occult sensors, microcontrollers, engines (lineal actors), computers and a program that orchestrates that tactile communication. We allow the participant to experiment the possibilities of encounter between bodies through the digital world, with a different approach from the one provided by virtual reality. We want to explore the tactile perception separately in its “corporal way”, and only in future works to propose the expansion/extension of multimedia perception with the inclusion of tactile perception.


Шахира Хаммад
Asemic Forest – Westbahnhof Train Station

Dieses Projekt stellt meine Diplomarbeit für das Postgraduiertenprogramm „Übermäßig“ an der Fachhochschule Wien 2012 dar. Wir wurden gebeten, uns einen neuen Bahnhof für Wien vorzustellen, der den bestehenden Westbahnhof entweder modifizieren oder ersetzen würde. Ich entschied mich dafür, das bestehende Gebäude beizubehalten, es aber mit Strukturen zu kontaminieren, die eine Komplexität ausdrücken würden, die jetzt fehlt. Meine Intervention war sowohl von der Natur als auch von der Kultur inspiriert und beabsichtigt, über ihre polemischen Eigenschaften hinaus das zurückzubringen, was in der Wissenschaft als spontane Ordnung bezeichnet wird. Dies ist keine Störung im gesunden Menschenverstand, obwohl sie dieses Aussehen haben könnte. Es ist offensichtlich eine Reaktion gegen übermäßigen Rationalismus und Rationalisierungen. Ja, es ist übertrieben, aber im Wesentlichen versucht es nichts anderes, als die in der Natur vorhandenen Komplexitäten in das städtische Gefüge zu bringen. In gewisser Weise ist mein „Projekt“ nicht wirklich ein „Projekt“, da ich das, was ich mir vorgestellt hatte, fast von selbst „natürlich“ entstehen ließ und nicht nur äußere, sondern auch innere Realitäten zum Ausdruck brachte. Wir könnten sagen, dass dies vielleicht ein epimethisches Werk ist, im Gegensatz zu Promethean, dh ein Werk, in dem das Denken danach kommt. Das Verhältnis zwischen Ursache und Wirkung ist also kreisförmig und nicht linear. Alles in allem ist dies eine architektonische Meditation über Auch die Zeit, da die Strukturen, die ich mir vorgestellt habe, Metamorphose, Zeitablauf, Veränderung, Vergänglichkeit und sogar Verfall widerspiegeln… Themen, die wiederum von herkömmlichen Architekturen vernachlässigt werden. Wenn das Chaos seiner negativen Konnotationen beraubt wird, haben wir vielleicht wieder die Chance, die positiven Aspekte der sogenannten „spontanen Ordnung“ zu erreichen.