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Turandot

In passato, quando Pechino fu conquistata …
Molte donne, inclusa l’imperatrice, furono violentate
Nel 2070, Pechino è la capitale dell’Impero Globale,
dove la principessa Turandot ha stabilito un radicale,
matriarcato tecno-femminista

Ralf Baecker

Een natuurlijke geschiedenis van netwerken / Soft Machine
A Natural History of Networks / SoftMachine is een elektrochemische algoritmische machine die een alternatief computationeel en technologisch materiaalregime onderzoekt, gebaseerd op Gordon Pask’s experimenten met elektrochemische leermechanismen [↓ 1] en huidig ​​onderzoek naar biomimetica, programmeerbare materie en vloeibare ruimtetijdgestuurde metalen actuatoren . Binnenin creëert een op maat gebouwd elektrochemisch experimenteel apparaat (SoftMachine) een dynamische vloeibare microkosmos die een continue evolutie van vormen, structuren en materiële verhalen uitvoert. De voorstelling heeft tot doel nieuwe verbeeldingen van het machinale, het kunstmatige en het materiële uit te lokken. Een radicale technologie die traditioneel discreet mechanisch denken verbindt met zachte/vloeibare materialen die zelfgeorganiseerd gedrag mogelijk maken via hun specifieke materiële agentschappen.

Anne Katrine Senstad

Radical Light
L’ambiente immersivo di sculture di luce di Senstad è un invito a incontrare le sensazioni percettive della luce e del suono in forma pura e il loro effetto trasformativo sull’esperienza dello spazio. Costruito con luci al neon, le proprietà luminali uniche influenzano il nostro sistema cognitivo in cui cadono l’artificialità delle luci a LED In quanto una delle più grandi opere indoor di Senstad fino ad oggi, la scultura di luce è concepita come un monumento e una matrice – una vasta sfera di luce spettrale che consente al pubblico di sperimentare di essere avvolto dalla radiosità della luce degli spettri più alti quando vaga attraverso il storica ex fabbrica di sottomarini che ospita lo spazio espositivo di 450 m2.

Ralf Baecker

A Natural History of Networks / Soft Machine
A Natural History of Networks / SoftMachine è una macchina algoritmica elettrochimica che sonda un regime materiale computazionale e tecnologico alternativo, informata dagli esperimenti di Gordon Pask sui meccanismi di apprendimento elettrochimico [↓1] e dalla ricerca attuale sulla biomimetica, sulla materia programmabile e sul liquido controllato spazio-temporalmente attuatori in metallo. Al suo interno, un apparato sperimentale elettrochimico costruito su misura (SoftMachine) crea un microcosmo fluido dinamico che compie un continuo divenire di forme, strutture e narrazioni materiche. La performance mira a provocare nuovi immaginari del macchinico, dell’artificiale e della materia. Una tecnologia radicale che collega il pensiero meccanico tradizionalmente discreto e i materiali morbidi/fluidi che consentono un comportamento auto-organizzato attraverso le loro specifiche agenzie materiali.

Sabrina Ratté

FLORALIA I
Inspired by the writings of Donna J. Haraway, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Greg Egan, the work plunges us into a speculative future, where samples of then extinct plant species are preserved and displayed in a virtual archive room. Through editing and visual strategies, this archive room is sporadically transformed under the effect of interference caused by the memory emanating from the listed plants, revealing traces of a past that continues to haunt the place. Floralia is a simulation of ecosystems born from the fusion of technology and organic matter, where past and future coexist in a perpetual tension of the present.

Soft Bodies

Micro-Utopia
In response to London’s pressing housing crisis Micro-Utopia proposes a shared, immersive and interactive version of a home, where space is born from the finely-tuned sensorial interplay between the body and virtual/physical objects connected to the Internet of Things. A chair invites us to stay with it for a moment; we crawl through a demanding fireplace; our hands are washed in a bowl of digital liquid – the highly speculative model of domesticity explores the architectural implication of co-inhabiting a minimal physical infrastructure within infinitely bespoke virtual worlds. Drawing on radical art practice, interiors in historical painting and contemporary product design, Micro-Utopia is the dream of a house that is nothing, but the parameters of our perception are triggered through the metaphorical dimension of the objects we interact with on a daily basis.

ISSEY MIYAKE

ايسي مياكي
איסי מיקים
イッセイミヤケ
이세이 미야케
HOMME PLISSÉ

Im Zentrum von Miyakes Philosophie der Kleidung steht die Idee, ein Kleidungsstück aus einem Stück Stoff zu kreieren. und die Erforschung des Raumes zwischen dem menschlichen Körper und dem Gewebe, das ihn bedeckt. Sein Fokus auf Design war immer, ein ausgewogenes Verhältnis zwischen Tradition und Innovation aufrechtzuerhalten: handgefertigte und neue Technologie. FOLDING BITTE wurde 1993 geboren und ist eine radikale, aber äußerst praktische Form zeitgenössischer Kleidung: Sie kombiniert eine alte Idee, eine dreidimensionale Figur mit zweidimensionalem Material unter Verwendung von Falten zu verbinden, mit neuer Technologie, Funktionalität und Schönheit . 1998 kehrte Miyake zu seiner ursprünglichen Liebe zur Forschung und Erforschung zurück und startete mit dem Mitarbeiter Dai Fujiwara ein neues Projekt namens A-POC (One Piece of Fabric). Durch die Erforschung der Möglichkeiten zwischen Kreativität und digitaler Technologie hinterfragt Miyake die traditionellen Methoden, mit denen wir Dinge tun.

RAAAF + BARBARA VISSER

O fim do sentar
“O fim do sentar” é um modelo de pensamento da vida real que questiona nossa “sociedade sentada”. A RAAAF e a artista visual Barbara Visser desenvolveram um conceito em que a cadeira e a mesa não são mais pontos de partida inquestionáveis. Em vez disso, as várias possibilidades da instalação solicitam aos visitantes que explorem diferentes posições de pé em uma paisagem experimental. “O fim do sentar” marca o início de uma fase de teste experimental, explorando as possibilidades de mudança radical para o ambiente de vida.

JOSIAH MCELHENY

Interactions du corps abstrait
Avec “Interactions of the Abstract Body”, McElheny a poussé ces idées plus loin, créant un ensemble de travaux vaste et varié qui examine comment la mode et le modernisme se sont entrecroisés et influencés, en particulier à travers le langage commun du corps. Fondamentalement, McElheny a animé cette dynamique avec la présence constante d’un interprète. En combinant une performance continue en chair et en os avec une sculpture statique dans le même espace de galerie, une première pour White Cube, McElheny rompt radicalement la distinction entre performance et exposition.

Thomas Hirschhorn

توماس هيرشهورن
托马斯·赫塞豪恩
תומס הירשהורן
トーマス·ヒルシュホルン
abschlag

Thomas Hirschhorn’s “Abschlag” installation, which occupies the first room on the main floor, offers a lesson in how not to engage with the Russian milieu: the Swiss artist constructed part of a typical Petersburg apartment block out of cardboard inside the full-height space, ripped off its façade, and deposited the refuse at its base, revealing shabby interiors lined with original avant-garde masterpieces (on loan from the nearby Russian Museum) by the likes of Malevich and El Lissitky. The references allude to a politically radical Russian past; the construction debris acts as a metaphor for history. Though Hirschhorn suggests a recovery of the revolutionary communist spirit of the 1920s, he falls prey to a historically revisionist fetish: citing the Russian avant-garde as a generative point for vanguard culture in the West, and offering it as a source for renewed progressivism in Russia. Hirschhorn seems woefully unaware of the Putin government’s branding campaign, one that aims to sell the Russian avant-guard as a nationalist movement in line with the regime’s own values (perhaps he didn’t watch the Sochi opening ceremony). Hirschhorn ultimately proves Zhilayev right — with its political pretenses, “Abschlag” aspires to make a grand gesture against conservatism, but fails because its critique has already been co-opted..
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MINIMAFORMS

Città emotiva
Emotive City è una cornice per esplorare un modello mobile e auto-organizzativo per la città contemporanea. I modelli del passato sono limitati e non dovrebbero funzionare, in quanto progetti per il nostro futuro urbano, una nuova generazione di ricerca progettuale deve necessariamente affrontare le sfide di oggi. Le tendenze fisse e finite che un tempo servivano all’architettura e all’urbanistica sono state rese obsolete. Oggi le intersezioni di informazione, vita, macchine e materia mostrano complessità che suggeriscono la possibilità di una sintesi molto più profonda. In questo contesto, l’architettura è costretta a rifattorizzare radicalmente la sua risposta alle nuove sfide sociali e culturali con un ambiente di urbanizzazione accelerata. Proponiamo un quadro che partecipa e si impegna con gli ambienti ricchi di informazioni che stanno plasmando le nostre vite attraverso un modello di vita che chiamiamo ecologia adattiva.

Minimaforms

Emotive city
Emotive City is a framework to explore a mobile and self-organizing model for the contemporary city. Models of the past are limited and should not operate, as blueprints for our urban future, a new generation of design enquiry by necessity must address the challenges of today. The fixed and finite tendencies that once served architecture and urbanism have been rendered obsolete. Today the intersections of information, life, machines and matter display complexities that suggest the possibility of a much deeper synthesis. Within this context, architecture is being forced to radically refactor its response to new social and cultural challenges with an environment of accelerated urbanization. We propose a framework that participates and engages with the information-rich environments that are shaping our lives through a model of living that we call an adaptive ecology.

Will Van Dusen and Brenden Bjerke

T4T LAB
RADICAL RAUMPLAN
The real but withdrawn qualities of the raumplan of the Muller House can be understood as the unknown excess of the object. This is the space of the architectural project that exists beyond the limits of human cognition. Although this space is finite, it is vast and abundant. Any attempt to enter into this space must be somehow framed. As a metaphor, or a vehicle to frame the unknown excess, we take in part the idea of viewing, which is epistemologically important to the raumplan. Using this framework, our project attempts to go beyond our cognitive limitations and enter into the unknown space of the architectural project. From here, we can extract new spatial phenomena that can be notated into the known layer, to be understood by the architectural audience. For us, this means using a series of metaphors to frame our exploration of the unknown and attempt to extract new phenomena that engage the raumplan independent of its relationship to a human subject. This allows us to operate in a jective framework, allowing for an understanding of the object autonomously.

Mika Tajima

New Humans
In New Humans, emergent gatherings of synthetic humans rise from the surface of a black ferrofluid pool. Appearing to morph like a supernatural life form, these dynamic clusters of magnetic liquid produced by machine learning processes are images of communities of synthetic people–hybrid profiles modeled from actual DNA, fitness, and dating profile data sets sourced from public and leaked caches. The work questions how we can radically conceptualize the “user profile” to embody a self whose bounds are indefinable and multiple. Generative algorithm using machine learning (GAN, T-SNE) and fluid simulation (Navier Stokes), countour generation (OpenCV), user profile data caches (DNA, fitness, and dating), software production (Processing), ferrofluid, custom electromagnet matrix, custom PCB control system, computer, steel, wood, aluminum.

Josiah McElheny

Interactions of the Abstract Body
With ‘Interactions of the Abstract Body’ McElheny pushed these ideas further, creating a large and varied body of work that looks at how fashion and modernism have intersected and influenced each other, especially through the common language of the body. Crucially, McElheny animated this dynamic with the constant presence of a performer. By combining a continuous flesh-and-blood performance with static sculpture in the same gallery space, a first for White Cube, McElheny radically fractures the distinction between performance and exhibition.

Chris Salter

n-Polytope: Behaviors in Light and Sound after Iannis Xenakis
N_Polytope: Behaviors in Light and Sound After Iannis Xenakis is a spectacular light and sound performance-installation combining cutting edge lighting, lasers, sound, sensing and machine learning software inspired by composer Iannis Xenakiss radical 1960s- 1970s works named Polytopes (from the Greek ‘poly’, many and ‘topos’, space). As large scale, immersive architectural environments that made the indeterminate and chaotic patterns and behaviour of natural phenomena experiential through the temporal dynamics of light and the spatial dynamics of sound, the Polytopes still to this day are relatively unknown but were far ahead of their time. N_Polytope is based on the attempt to both re-imagine Xenakis’ work with probabilistic/stochastic systems with new techniques as well as to explore how these techniques can exemplify our own historical moment of extreme instability.

Katharina Grosse

It Wasn’t Us

A painting by Katharina Grosse can appear anywhere. Her large-scale works are multi-dimensional pictorial worlds in which splendid color sweeps across walls, ceilings, objects, and even entire buildings and landscapes. For the exhibition “It Wasn’t Us” the artist has transformed the Historic Hall of Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin as well as the outdoor space behind the building, into an expansive painting which radically destabilises the existing order of the museum architecture.

HIROAKI UMEDA

holistic strata
Tokyo-based choreographer and video artist Hiroaki Umeda creates mesmerizing visual environments for his visceral solo works, appearing as a fine-spun swirl of movement in a digital storm of light and sound—an elusive figure, by turns frantic and still, awash in pulsating electronic waves. In a program of acclaimed companion pieces, Haptic and Holistic Strata, Umeda’s distinctive dance vocabulary draws on a range of butoh, ballet and hip-hop. He conceives his interdisciplinary events as a sensorial whole, creating the beats and sonic textures as well as the entrancing video and lighting effects. Designed to elicit primal emotion, Umeda’s work is minimalist and radical, subtle and violent, abstract yet precise, and thrillingly physical.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

アンヌ·テレサ·ドゥ·ケースマイケル
АННЫ ТЕРЕЗЫ ДЕ КЕЕРСМАКЕР
Work/Travail/Arbeid

Wat zou het betekenen om een choreografie op te voeren als een tentoonstelling? Die vraag is het uitgangspunt van Work/Travail/Arbeid. Als antwoord zal Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker haar voorstelling Vortex Temporum herinterpreteren voor de radicaal verschillende tijdelijke en ruimtelijke omstandigheden van een museale omgeving. Daarbij zal de choreografe de performance niet eenvoudigweg verplaatsen naar een nieuwe omgeving, maar zal ze dans her-denken als een negen weken durende tentoonstelling, doorlopend toegankelijk voor het publiek. De originele choreografie, ontworpen voor de gecondenseerde duur van een voorstelling, zal worden uitgebreid tot cycli van negen uur. Dit project transformeert het materiaal en de voorwaarden die lang typisch waren voor dans, en verleent de strakke choreografische schriftuur, waarvoor De Keersmaeker bekend staat, een totaal nieuwe vorm..

NIXI KILLICK

Future-Tive Nature
Progressive magnetism between the present and radically expansive possible futures, collaborative cognition with technology to extend imagination and construct new adjacent universes of creative pastiche both practical and psychological. Leveraging technology in the cultivation of empowered articulation within creative expression. The Future-tive Nature collection is concerned with material compilations. Looking at intimate junctions between technology and artisanal based practices to create intricately layered surfaces.

Carlos Cruz Diez

a liberdade da cor
Espaço Cultural Porto Seguro‎
Sao Paulo/Brazil

Figura de singular trajetória na arte contemporânea, o franco-venezuelano Carlos Cruz-Diez (1923 – 2019) dedicou sua vida ao estudo da cor nas artes contemporâneas. Artista profícuo, autor de pinturas, fotografias e instalações, foi aos poucos afastando suas criações das formas, anedotas, símbolos e até mesmo signos, num radical mergulho na cor em si – liberta ao máximo do aspecto decorativo ou secundário na representação artística. Sua extensa obra é agora celebrada na mostra Cruz-Diez: a liberdade da cor, exposição em cartaz , no Espaço Cultural Porto Seguro, com curadoria de Rodrigo Villela.

sarah sze

triple point
Since the 1990s, Sarah Sze has developed a sculptural aesthetic that transforms space through radical shifts in scale, colonizing peripheral spaces, engaging with the history of a building, and altering the viewer’s perception and experience of architecture through large scale, site-specific interventions.

bart hess

바트 헤스
巴特·赫斯
בארט הס
БАРТА ХЕССА
SIlVERNanine Linning
Nothing has changed as radically in the last few decades as the technology we surround ourselves with on a daily basis. Modern means of communication let the world shrink to a pocket size Global Village. Medical technology promises life beyond its natural limits. Robotics, cybernetics and developments in the field of artificial intelligence put the equally fascinating as disquieting idea of artificial life within our grasp. Nanine Linning’s new production SILVER addresses the intimate – and increasingly intrusive – relationship between the human and the technological, showing the beauty of its aesthetics, but also questioning its promise of ever increasing progress and self-improvement.

IRIS VAN HERPEN

Айрис Ван Эрпен
イリス ヴァン ヘルペン

Iris van Herpen is a Dutch fashion designer who is widely recognized as one of fashion’s most talented and forward-thinking creators who continuously pushes the boundaries of fashion design. Since her first show in 2007 van Herpen has been preoccupied with inventing new forms and methods of sartorial expression by combining the most traditional and the most radical materials and garment construction methods into her unique aesthetic vision.

IANNIS XENAKIS

PITHOPRAKTA
During the 1950s and early 1960s‚ Iannis Xenakis represented an alternative avant­garde‚ with a radical approach to form and texture that rejected the serial mechanics of Boulez and Stockhausen‚ and involved a uniquely intense interpretation of ideas about probability and randomness. A world away from John Cage’s laid­back experiments[…] The two short orchestral works‚ Metastasis and Pithoprakta‚ are undoubtedly far more austere‚ more primitive in their overall effect‚ than the exuberant‚ hyperactive Eonta‚ whose ferociously demanding writing for piano and five brass players pulsates with the kind of creative energy that the orchestral pieces seek to suppress.

URS FISCHER

Урс Фишер
A Place Called Novosibirsk

Urs Fischer materializa la fantasía, da forma a motivos y acciones que rara vez ocurren en el mundo visible. Siguiendo un símil pictórico, su paleta es de las más variadas de cuantas pueden encontrarse hoy en el panorama internacional. El artista suizo es capaz de trabajar en ámbitos antitéticos y es, así, uno de los mejores referentes para entender la deriva que ha tomado la escultura en las últimas décadas, su heterogeneidad, su radicalidad, el enorme espectro de posibilidades físicas y objetuales que ofrece. La escultura de Urs Fischer camina entre diferentes estados físicos.

URS FISCHER

Урс Фишер
Problem Painting

Urs Fischer materializa la fantasía, da forma a motivos y acciones que rara vez ocurren en el mundo visible. Siguiendo un símil pictórico, su paleta es de las más variadas de cuantas pueden encontrarse hoy en el panorama internacional. El artista suizo es capaz de trabajar en ámbitos antitéticos y es, así, uno de los mejores referentes para entender la deriva que ha tomado la escultura en las últimas décadas, su heterogeneidad, su radicalidad, el enorme espectro de posibilidades físicas y objetuales que ofrece. La escultura de Urs Fischer camina entre diferentes estados físicos.

ISA GENZKEN

Иза Генцкен
Genzken’s work has been part of the artistic discourse since she began exhibiting in the mid-1970s, but over the last decade a new generation has been inspired by her radical inventiveness. The past 10 years have been particularly productive for Genzken, who, with a new language of found objects and collage, has created several bodies of work that have redefined assemblage for a new era. These groups of sculptures range from smaller, diorama-like works to room-filling installations.

RAF SIMONS AND PETER JELLITSCH

Peter Jellitsch (born 1982) operates at the intersection of science and art. His research-based practice develops in a complex process, in virtual and analogue worlds. His main concern is the visualisation of what is in fact invisible, of virtual phenomena and structures existing in everyday life yet imperceptible to the human eye. Peter Jellitsch is an exponent of a young generation whose perception of reality has undergone a radical change, due to new technology, and who quite naturally spread out their fields of work and ideas in new dimensions.

MVRDV

Wego Hotel
In a world subject to the effects of dramatic climate change, declining resources, ever-increasing income inequality, widespread political instability, rapid population growth and concomitant consumption of space design disciplines must work towards radical solutions.
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ANTONY GORMLEY

Энтони Гормли
أنتوني غورملي
葛姆雷
アントニー·ゴームリー
Another Place (100 cast iron figurative sculptures)
Antony Gormley has over the past 30 years revitalised the human form in sculpture through a radical investigation of the body as a place of memory and transformation. “I am interested in the body”, he says, “because it is the place where emotions are most directly registered. When you feel frightened, when you feel excited, happy, depressed somehow the body registers it.”

WAYNE MCGREGOR

واين ماكغريغور
韦恩·麦格雷戈
웨인 맥그리거
ויין מקגרגור
ウェイン·マクレガー
Уэйн МакГрегор
rAndom International
FAR
Wayne McGregor’s anatomy-defying choreography and ground-breaking approach across dance, science, film, music, visual art and technology has fuelled a string of truly unique works. FAR is no exception. Inspired by the controversial Age of Enlightenment, FAR mines an era that first placed ‘a body in question’. Ten incredible dancers confront the distortions, sensuality and feeling of the 18th Century‘s searing contemporary sensibility to a haunting score by the critically-acclaimed composer Ben Frost. Staged in a mesmerizing environment of shadow and light (rAndom International, Lucy Carter), object and film (Moritz Junge, Ravi Deepres), FAR binds cutting edge design with choreography made from a radical cognitive research process.

Kishio Suga

菅木志雄
State of Gathering

Kishio Suga is a leading figure of the Mono-ha movement—Japanese for “the school of things”— known for their radical use of elemental materials. He studied oil painting, but is best known for his multi-media sculptures, installations, and spatial interventions. Suga describes his process as one of “re-conceptualization” and of discovering the “unfamiliar phrasing” of what appears familiar in day-to-day life.

Urs Fischer

УРС ФИШЕР
Fischer materializa la fantasía, da forma a motivos y acciones que rara vez ocurren en el mundo visible. Siguiendo un símil pictórico, su paleta es de las más variadas de cuantas pueden encontrarse hoy en el panorama internacional. El artista suizo es capaz de trabajar en ámbitos antitéticos y es, así, uno de los mejores referentes para entender la deriva que ha tomado la escultura en las últimas décadas, su heterogeneidad, su radicalidad, el enorme espectro de posibilidades físicas y objetuales que ofrece.

Elmgreen & Dragset

Couple Fig.25
Elmgreen & Dragset have been working together since 1995 at the crossroads of art and architecture, performance and installation. Preoccupied with objects and their settings, and the discourse that can arise when those objects are radically recontextualized, Elmgreen & Dragset push against the normal modes for the display of art.more

Burning Man

2017
حرق رجل
燃烧的人
バーニングマン
ГОРЯЩИЙ ЧЕЛОВЕК
Hyperlapse

Burning Man is much more than just a temporary community. It’s a city in the desert, dedicated to radical self reliance, radical self-expression and art. Innovative sculpture, installations, performance, theme camps, art cars and costumes all flower from the playa and spread to our communities and back again. In this section you will learn what you need to know about creating art for the playa, find out all about this year’s art installations, read essays about Burning Man and art from both staff and participants, and revisit some past off-playa art events and exhibitions.

Grupa Sędzia Główny

Hommage à Zofia Kulik

The group Sedzia Glowny (Chief Judge)—Karolina Wiktor and Aleksandra Kubiak—has radicalized the Polish performance-art scene. Since 2001, this unusual duo has been pushing the limits of human exhaustion to the further point of serious health conditions. By treading difficult paths, and striking the most disturbing and confusing chords, they have explored the sensual and psychological phenomena with their audiences, which include perversion, cruelty and masochism. They have tested the boundaries of gender roles under extreme conditions, experimented with games and role-playing between genders, as well as with the pleasures and responsibilities that come with power. The exhibition documents, reconstructs and closes the first stage of their activities, interrupted by Karolina Wiktor’s serious illness—the stage after which, as the artists themselves admit, the group will never be the same again.

voina

kiss garbage

“We create a new and honest, heroic and monumental form of art.”
Voina means war in Russian. Voina is a collective of about twenty artists/activists who challenge the Russian establishment with their radical actions in the public space. According to Voina’s principles, the battleground of the art collective are not contemporary art galleries (“conformist art-junk”). The war takes place in the street, among dirt and ice, in police stations, in restaurants, museums, and courts.Owing to their direct method of intervention against the symbols of power and repression, they are regarded as one of the most disturbing and controversial elements of the arts scene. One of Voina members is currently waiting for trial, another member was arrested illegally during the recent demonstrations to protest against fraud in the Russian election (but he managed to escape from the police station), and yet another one had to flee from the country.

Kurt Hentschlager

ZEE

Expérience immersive forte alliant approche méditative et implication physique, Zee s’inscrit dans le travail sur la représentation humaine et ses ressorts psychologiques poursuivi par Kurt Hentschläger. Une expérience qui se suit comme un véritable fil d’Ariane.Savez-vous vraiment ce que signifie faire l’expérience physique d’une œuvre numérique immersive ? Ceux qui ont eu la chance d’expérimenter le Feed de Kurt Hentschläger, plongée radicale au cœur d’une matière instable de brouillard artificiel dense, de lumières stroboscopiques et de fréquences sonores électroniques pulsatives répondront sans doute par l’affirmative. Pour les autres, l’épreuve de rattrapage ultime aura pour nom Zee, pièce rare et prolongement de Feed, présentée au Centquatre parisien dans le cadre de l’exposition Trouble Makers, fil rouge de Némo, le festival arts numériques d’Arcadi Île-de-France. Ancienne moitié du duo de défricheurs numériques extrêmes Granular Synthesis, Kurt Hentschläger cultive le goût des environnements déstabilisants et trouve dans Zee le dispositif déambulatoire idoine pour nous prêter au jeu. « Zee fait partie de la même série de travaux que Feed, mais en format installation », explique l’artiste autrichien basé à Chicago. « Zee fonctionne en mode huis clos, dans un espace totalement fermé. Dès que l’on entre, le brouillard est déjà là. Il remplit l’espace dans lequel vous êtes invitez à vous déplacer. Par rapport à Feed, où le public reste assis à un endroit précis, il y a donc davantage de flexibilité dans l’expérimentation du dispositif. Cette idée de déambulation dans l’espace induit un climat différent. C’est peut-être encore plus intimidant pour certains mais pour moi cela donne à Zee une connotation plus méditative. »Procéder à l’expérience nécessite véritablement de se prendre en main.

REFIK ANADOL

Temporary Immersive Environment Experiments

Temporary Immersive Environment Experiments’ is a research on audio/visual installations by using the state called immersion which is the state of consciousness where an immersant’s awareness of physical self is transformed by being surrounded in an engrossing environment; often artificial, creating a perception of presence in a non-physical world.
In this particular edition, the poetics of light bending is explored. Inspired by Issac Newton’s experiments with light, this installation bends laser light in unpredictable angles to create a architectural light + sound scape. ‘Liminality’ is chosen as a concept in this project,a radical effort to deconstruct the framework of this illusory space and transgress the normal boundaries of the viewing experience to set out to transform the conventional flat cinema projection screen into a three dimensional kinetic and architectonic space of visualisation.

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EUNHEE JO

New Tangible Interfaces TTI

Interactive surfaces makes everyday objects multi-functional and fun. Reactive technologies have now enabled normal interfaces with new functions and new possibilities. The role of the surface is changing radically, according to how it’s designed and incorporated with objects. My proposal was to re-define the role of the surface in future lifestyle, exploring how surfaces can be an integrated as part of a product or environment.

TTI, (standing for Tangible Textural Interface) is a new sound system that embeds a tactile surface. TTI has flexibility that enables people to physically touch and feel the response through the controls and physical morph of the surface. TTI delivers new aesthetics through integrated flexible surfaces as interface material unlike adapting conventional materials for interfaces such as plastic or glass. Unlike existing 2D interfaces, TTI has a curved 3D surface opening up new possibilities in making flexible forms and shapes within the interface.

TTI consists of 3 main functions, backwards and forwards, volume control and equaliser, having a physical feedback and control interface within one surface. As you control the functions, the left surface physically responds to the controls. Tactile surface also responds to the beat of the music.

NAJA & DEOSTOS

ECTOPLASMATIC HOUSING
File Festival
‘Ectoplasmatic Housing’ aims to speculate about how architecture can mediate the pervasiveness of the contemporary ‘infocalypse’ age. An architectural experiment of physical and digital space through the use of interactive design and augmented reality.

Browsing through a domestic safari of Trojan savannas or sterilised virus forests while contemplating the emergence of thousands of cheap-friends-facebook flowers blossoming among the pulsating cocoons of dying obsolete apps… Quantum reality theories are ripe for the picking from wiki branches of tweeting pink daily hit dwarfing trees…
Ectoplasmatic Housing aims to speculate about how architecture can mediate the pervasiveness of the contemporary ‘infocalypse’ age. It cultivates data for a spatial interactive second nature manifestation. It grows, blossoms, dies and haunts. Overlayed with the physical this unstable ectoplasmatic nature may shift radically into a rapid nuke ecology of nightmares.

MEREDITH MONK

מרדיית המונק
Мередит Монк
ميريديث مونك
16mm Earrings
Meredith Monk’s groundbreaking performance work, 16 Millimeter Earrings, was a seamless integration of live performance, objects, film, vocal and instrumental music, movement, text, recorded sound, and light. It marked several, notable “firsts” for Monk: thinking of sound as an overall environment, working with her voice and visual images as primary elements, creating a full sound score, and incorporating film into a live work. The piece was a breakthrough in her quest to discover a visual/sonic/poetic performance form that could weave together multiple modes of perception. Responding to the original performances in 1966, art critic John Perrault wrote in the Village Voice, “Images, movement, film, words and sounds in Miss Monk’s new work are so skillfully interwoven and inter-related that no description can substitute for the kind of magic that she has managed to produce. The whole stage is her canvas and she uses every bit of it. 16 Millimeter Earrings has to do with surfaces, all seen as if through glass or reflected in a mirror. The surface of the human body. The surface of the erotic and the emotional. The radical juxtaposition of apparently contradictory surfaces- film, flesh, colors, and sound- becomes a witty method of deliberation and deliverance, and of complete art.”
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LEBBEUS WOODS

Леббеус Вудс
レベウス・ウッズ
RADICAL RECONSTRUCTION

Woods’ Entwürfe sind bekannt für ihre destruktiven, verstörenden Momente. Zur Ausführung gelangten die wenigsten – gleichwohl inspirierten seine radikalen Ideen nicht nur andere Architekten, sondern auch Filmemacher: Er war zu großen Teilen für das Design von Alien 3 verantwortlich. Die Produzenten von 12 Monkeys verklagte er erfolgreich, weil sie ohne sein Wissen eine seiner Zeichnungen als Filmset adaptiert hatten. Viele Werke erinnern an Science-Fiction, gleichzeitig thematisieren sie aber auch die Vergangenheit. Die visuelle Spannung, die im Nebeneinander von Konstruktion und Zerfall gründet, erinnert nicht zufällig an die Zeichnungen Piranesis.In Woods’ Visionen sind das Gewaltmoment und das Motiv des Krieges allgegenwärtig: Er zeichnet ein San Francisco, in dem sich nach einem Erdbeben, und ein Sarajevo, in dem sich nach dem Krieg Spuren der Zerstörung und der Wiederauferstehung verbinden; auch sieht man ein Manhattan, dessen Südspitze von riesigen Dämmen gegen die Wasser des Hudson und des East Rivers abgeschirmt wird.„Ein Architekt ist in meinen Augen ein Entwerfer des Lebens“, zitiert die Wiener Tageszeitung Der Standard aus einem Interview mit Woods. „Schmerz und Gewalt sind Teil des Lebens, insofern darf man diesen Aspekt nicht ausblenden.“ Woods starb an dem Tag, als Wirbelsturm Sandy über New York hereinbrach.

ALWIN NIKOLAIS

Noumenon

A truly universal artist, the American Alwin Nikolais (1910-1993) devoted his life to a radical form of staged art he called “dance theater.” Inspired (perhaps unconsciously) by the experiments of Bauhaus members such as Oskar Schlemmer and László Moholy-Nagy in the 1920s, Nikolais devised a style of abstract dance that encompassed costumes, stage sets, choreography, lighting, and music, all under his control. Also in 1963, Nikolais met analog synthesizer pioneer Robert Moog, who was at the time just starting his business in New York. He was fascinated by the sounds of Moog’s machines, and with the money provided by a a Guggenheim Fellowship, Nikolais bought the first ever commercially produced Moog synthesizer. It was the primary sound-source for all of Nikolais’ scores from 1963 to 1975. The instrument is now housed at the Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.