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Las esferas
The Spheres, un nuevo y dinámico lugar de trabajo en el corazón de la sede de Amazon en el centro de Seattle, se abrió hoy a miembros de la prensa y empleados selectos de Amazon.

Troika

Thixotropes
They’re called Thixotropes. Compositions comprised of eight illuminated mechanized structures create choreographies of lighting effects that alternate form warm to cold light. Designed by London based design firm Troika, these suspended systems merge technology with art and explore the realm in which rational observations intersect with the metaphysical and surreal. Each of the structures is shaped as a composition of intersecting angular and geometric forms, made of thin tensed banding lined with rows of LED’s. The constructions continuously revolve around their own axis thereby materializing the path of the light and dissolving the spinning structures into compositions of aerial cones, spheres and ribbons of warm and cold light while giving life and shape to an immaterial construct.

Constanza Silva

Silverfish Stream
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The sound generated by the friction of the metallic robots against the floor, like that created by the contact between man and machine, is registered, altered and played in real time by the spheres, each with its own tonality, and amplified in the room. What is generated is a stream of multisensory information (visual, auditive, tactile), natural environment for mechanic creatures.

Vincent Leroy

Bubbles in Canyon
Paris-based artist, Vincent Leroy, has taken his characteristic use of levitating orbs to bryce canyon in the USA. This conceptual project, titled ‘bubbles in canyon’ imagines a mass of transparent spheres suspended in rotation between the cliffs. The installation hopes to offer viewers the opportunity to contemplate nature through an optical effect.

Olafur Eliasson

Algae Window
Algae window is an arrangement of glass spheres mounted in a wall. Directly behind the wall and the spheres is a window; vivid, miniature, inverted views of the scene outside the gallery thus appear in and inhabit each sphere. The composition of the work closely resembles the structure of one type of the single-celled algae known as diatoms, which remove large amounts of carbon from the atmosphere.

Guillaume Marmin

TIMÉE
In roughly 360BC, Plato shared his dialogue Timaeus, in which he imagined the universe as a geocentric system, including a concept called Music of the Spheres where each planet had its own sonic tone based on its unique orbital revolution. The entire system was divided into an octave, a fifth, a fourth, and tone, and as all the planets revolved around the Earth, the solar system would comprise a perfect musical score.

Tomas Saraceno

Moving atmospheres
Moving Atmospheres, the tenth Garage Atrium Commission curated by Iaroslav Volovod, is a partially mirrored sphere suspended in the air, propelling us towards an Aerocene epoch. We call towards this new era with Aerocene. For more than a decade we have been imagining a world free from the carbon, extractivism, capitalism and patriarchy that fuels some forms of life, a new way of being with the atmosphere and emissions-free travel, free from solar panels, lithium, helium, hydrogen and fossil fuels. This new era stands in stark contrast to the lingering eco-traumas of the Anthropocene, the current geological age in which some human capitalistic activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment.

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H OM E OMOR PH ISM

Dome A/V Performance

A homeomorphism, also called a continuous transformation, is an equivalence relation and
one-to-one correspondence between points in two geometric figures or topological spaces
that is continuous in both directions.Many forms observed in nature can be related to geometry. In accordance with classical geometry,the shapes that found in nature are consisting of lines and planes, circles and spheres,
triangles and cones. These shapes actually are a powerful abstraction of reality, so we need primitive objects to give a form and understand the complex structure that exists in nature.

 

ROBERT STADLER

light installation at St. Paul

The first image in this post is from a work – the most interesting – by Nuit Blanche. Robert Stadler’s installation in the Saint-Paul Saint-Louis Church. Upon entering the church, through a side door, the public sees only large luminous spheres, which appear to be randomly arranged. When going to the center of the church, however, the spheres form a big question mark on the altar.

KITE & LASLETT

CANDESCENCE
Candescence is a performative light sculpture. Acoustically responsive spheres are activated by sound and touch, designed to inhabit and alter perceptions of architectural space. The installation consists of one or multiple spheres, acting in a spatial dialogue with the audience. Human interaction triggers an ascendance of vision, light and sound in a cyclic loop of which the individual is integral.

olafur eliasson

Seeing spheres
Each of olafur eliasson’s seeing spheres supports a flat, circular mirrored face, framed by a ring of LED lights, which is oriented inward to reflect the mirrored faces of the surrounding spheres. Together they produce a surprising environment of multilayered, reflected spaces in which the same people and settings appear again and again, visible from various unexpected angles. Tunnel-like sets of nested reflections open up in the mirrors, repeating countless times and disappearing into the distance.

ingo gunther

exosphere

The Exosphere has a diameter of 12 m (39’4″), weighs 4.5 tons, and relates to the Earth at a scale of 1:1,000,000. Its blue LED display indicates the geographic location of Wolfsburg, local temperature and time (supplied by the Atomic clock). It is positioned where Wolfsburg would be on this globe, assuming that the bottom of the globe is North and the vertical red display represents the position of the international dateline.

Field of Globes is a permanent installation of ninety World Processor globes. These spheres are readymade acrylic globes altered by the artist to visualize data on a variety of topics. This data comes from myriad sources, including the United Nations, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and other organizations.

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The Spheres
nest
The Spheres, a dynamic new workplace at the heart of the Amazon headquarters in downtown Seattle, today opened to members of the press and select Amazon employees.

GREYWORLD

The Source
The Source, an eight storey high kinetic sculpture, is the new symbol for the London Stock Exchange. Every morning, millions of viewers around the world will watch the installation come to life, signifying the opening of the London Markets.
“The Source is formed from a grid of cables arranged in a square, 162 cables in all, reaching eight stories to the glass roof. Nine spheres are mounted on each cable and are free to move independently up and down its length. In essence the spheres act like animated pixels, able to model any shape in three dimensions a fluid, dynamic, three dimensional television.Visitors to the atrium are greeted by this motion: its particles rising and falling, generating an infinite range of figurative and abstract shapes that rise, dissolve and reform at different heights in the atrium. The shape of the sun rising on a new day of trade, the names and positions of currently traded stocks, the DNA helix at the center of life formed by the work, and floating in the 32m void of the atrium.”

Lars Jan

Holoscenes
Lars Jan is a director, media artist and artistic director of Early Morning Opera, a Los Angeles-based art lab specializing in live performance. Along with co-producers MAPP International Productions, Early Morning Opera is currently developing HOLOSCENES, a hybrid of performance, installation and public spectacle featuring a series of rituals gathered from sacred and secular spheres and performed in a triptych of hydraulically-animated, jumbo aquariums.

SUSANA SOARES

Life Support
Les abeilles sont entraînées en utilisant le réflexe de Pavlov pour cibler une odeur spécifique et leur plage de détection comprend les phéromones, les toxines et le diagnostic des maladies. Non seulement ils peuvent parcourir de grandes distances à la recherche de ce que vous voulez qu’ils reniflent, mais cela ne prend que quelques minutes pour les entraîner, contrairement aux chiens dont la formation peut durer jusqu’à un an. Leur comportement peut être conditionné par des récompenses telles que l’eau sucrée. Ils sont placés dans des récipients en forme de paille et conçus pour sentir une combinaison, disons de sucre, avec de minuscules résidus de TNT. C’est tout! Le sens aigu de l’odorat des abeilles associera alors l’odeur des explosifs à la nourriture. Dans son projet BEE’S, Susana utiliserait les insectes comme biocapteurs, exploitant leur odorat extroadinaire pour détecter des maladies telles que le cancer du poumon, le cancer de la peau et la tuberculose. En outre, ils pouvaient repérer le problème très tôt bien mieux que les machines. Ils pourraient même détecter si une femme est enceinte, ce que je trouve beaucoup plus attrayant et élégant que la méthode habituelle qui consiste à faire pipi sur un morceau de plastique.La créatrice a visité la London Beekeepers Association et a utilisé du chewing-gum dans ses tests avec les abeilles. Elle a ensuite localisé un maître verrier et fait souffler des objets en verre. Les gens respiraient dans les outils de diagnostic en verre où les abeilles sont gardées pendant la courte période de temps nécessaire pour leur permettre de détecter les cycles généraux de santé et de fertilité. Pour éviter que la bouche n’entre en contact avec l’insecte, il existe deux sphères différentes, l’odeur de l’abeille étant suffisamment forte pour renifler ce que vous respirez à travers le verre. Bess se précipiterait dans les tubes qui mènent plus près de la respiration quand ils détectaient une maladie qu’ils associent à la nourriture. Dans son scénario, les gens recevraient des abeilles entraînées par la poste (rien de rare ici apparemment), procéderaient au test respiratoire que de libérer les abeilles.BEE’S explore comment nous pourrions cohabiter avec les systèmes biologiques naturels et utiliser leur potentiel pour augmenter nos capacités de perception. . Nous avons toujours coexisté avec ces systèmes, mais leur potentiel était inconnu. Ce projet est basé sur des recherches en cours qui ont fourni les connaissances nécessaires pour permettre de nouvelles interactions. L’objectif de ce projet est de développer des relations de collaboration entre la recherche scientifique et technologique, les apiculteurs et le design, entre autres, traduisant le résultat en systèmes et objets que les gens peuvent comprendre et utiliser, engendrant des ajustements significatifs.

Vangelis

COSMOS
Cosmos is a collection of Vangelis’ early-’70s space music. It is pure and graceful with no frills. Vangelis has an aggressive style on the synth, and these compositions are pure Berlin-school electronica, with cosmic and dynamic atmospheres. This will appeal to fans of Ron Boots, Klaus Schulze, Edgar Froese, and Ian Boddy.

Yihan LI

The design of a global atmospheric research center employs the sphere for both its iconic and volumetric qualities. . .
A set of spheres are repeatedly scaled, each tangent to the last, and dissected by orthogonal cuts to create distinctive spaces with both soft and hard thresholds that suit the unique functions of each program. The complex contains: simulation laboratories; a research lab; control center; administrative offices; auditorium; and maintenance and public spaces. Users enjoy a binary experience when inhabiting the convex and concave surface of the spheres as they circulate between them in a spiral manner. The contrast between orthogonal and spherical, in addition to material and atmospheric transformations, reflects and celebrates the nature of the building as a research institute studying the air of the future.

Yihan LI

Atmospheric Research Center
The design of a global atmospheric research center employs the sphere for both its iconic and volumetric qualities. . . A set of spheres are repeatedly scaled, each tangent to the last, and dissected by orthogonal cuts to create distinctive spaces with both soft and hard thresholds that suit the unique functions of each program. The complex contains: simulation laboratories; a research lab; control center; administrative offices; auditorium; and maintenance and public spaces.

RUUD VAN EMPEL

루드 반 엠펠
РУУД ВАН ЭМПЕЛЬ

Créateur d’atmosphères fraîches et verdoyantes, Ruud Van Empel marie avec subtilité les sujets de ses photographies avec les espaces dans lesquels il les plonge. Nées d’un véritable processus créatif alliant collage, prise de vue et retouche photographique, les œuvres de cet artiste hollandais incitent le spectateur à s’abandonner et à contempler les traces d’un voyage improbable dans les pays les plus lointains.

laura makabresku

La jeune photographe étudiante polonaise Laura Makabresku aime les atmosphères des contes romantiques et elle se plait à se mettre en scène dans des situations melo-dramatiques. “I like to take photos of my own. I imagine fairy tales themes where there are lots of animals, and naked, long haired girls. I like to take portraits but they need to express sadness, contemplation, anxiety.”

MARIA BLAISSE

Spheres
Dutch designer Maria Blaisse is one of those legends. She began in the early 80s’ by creating spherical foam forms that moulded and folded in ways that were revolutionary at the time and she worked primarily in dance wear where she is still breaking new ground today. Blaisse then went on to collaborate with Issey Miyake for whom she made mitre-like rubber hats.

david moreno

Micro-atmospheres
David Moreno è un artista con sede a Barcellona il cui lavoro mira a trasferire disegni in due dimensioni in oggetti tridimensionali nello spazio. Per farlo, per primo cosa realizza un disegno su carta che successivamente trasforma in una scultura tramite tondini in acciaio che vengono intersecati più volte, creando una serie di micro-ambienti.

Markus Schinwald

Animal Works
In his interdisciplinary work, encompassing video, performance, dance, theatre, painting, photography, installation, and even puppetry, Markus Schinwald creates mysterious and unsettling atmospheres that hint at their Viennese production context, through references to austere Biedermeier style or to psychoanalysis. His seminal studies in fashion left him with a wide interest in clothing and, furthermore, in the human body’s potential and limitations in both physical and psychological senses.

ERIC BAUDART

Atmosphères

Tim Otto Roth

Heaven’s Carousel
Mit dem »Heaven’s Carousel« scheint im Herzen der Karlsruher Innenstadt vor dem Naturkundemuseum ein leuchtendes Klang-UFO gelandet zu sein, das antike Sphärenmusik unter den Vorzeichen der Astrophysik des 21. Jahrhunderts neu interpretiert.In zehn Metern Höhe schwebt an einem Kran eine luftige Karussell-Konstruktion, von der an zwölf Strängen insgesamt 36 kugelförmige, leuchtende Lautsprecher hängen. Das »Heaven’s Carousel« hebt in den Abendstunden ab: In Rotation versetzt, drehen sich die in Leuchtkugeln integrierten Lautsprecher mit einem Durchmesser von bis zu 16 Metern über den Köpfen der BesucherInnen. Sie sind eingeladen, sich unter der Installation frei zu bewegen, um das sich kontinuierlich verändernde Klanguniversum zu erkunden. Auch wenn aus den einzelnen Lautsprechern »nur« reine Töne erklingen, so rekombinieren sich diese im Raum zu komplexen Klanggebilden. Aufgrund des Doppler-Effekts klingt dabei ein Ton höher, wenn die Klangquelle auf die BesucherInnen zufliegt, und tiefer, wenn sie sich wieder entfernt.Die Illumination der Lautsprecher vervollständigt das als Auftragsarbeit der Europäischen Raumfahrtagentur (ESA) für das Hubble Space Telescope entstandene Gesamtkunstwerk. Die Helligkeit zeigt nicht nur die relative Lautstärke und Aktivität einer Klangkugel an, sondern die gespielte Tonhöhe wird auch in eine spektrale Farbe übersetzt.

Dimitris Mairopoulos and Skylar Tibbits

Self-Replicating Spheres

Self-Replicating Spheres explores the processes of growth, encapsulation and division through macro-scale objects on an oscillating table. This project attempts to demonstrate synthetic cellular division and replication through non-biological physical objects, without the use of robotics. The individual spheres were created with a hollow shell and an arrangement of small metal spheres and magnets. This internal structure provides the force of attraction for growing connections, the flexibility and, ultimately, the capability to divide. By adding more spherical units and supplying energy in the form of the oscillating table, the system will continually grow and divide.

teamlab

チームラボ
resonating spheres

Lee Griggs

cgi masks
Madrid-based 3D artist Lee Griggs created some fascinating topographical illustrations using 3D animation and rendering software Maya Xgen and Arnold. Each piece is comprised of countless spheres, cylinders, or cubes that have been extruded and colored to create images reminiscent of ocean floors, bacterial growth, or even weather patterns.

Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook

The Dark Side Of The Moog 8

Pete Namlook (aka Peter Kuhlmann) and Klaus Schulze developed and nurtured The Dark Side of the Moog series. The Dark Side of the Moog 5 also features Bill Laswell. (He has collaborated on four of the CDs.) One of the coolest things on this disc is a 14-second intro by Robert Moog himself. Namlook, Schulze, and Laswell used “Adam’s Psychedelic Brunch” as their base track title, a play on Pink Floyd’s “Adam’s Psychedelic Breakfast” from Atom Heart Mother. And, as listeners expect, this CD features the sequences, atmospheres, and ambience associated with this trio. The soundscape elements flow seamlessly within the intricate sound design. Namlook, Schulze, and Laswell are always at the top of their game. This Berlin school offering will appeal to fans of Ron Boots, Edgar Froese, Ian Boddy, and Paul Ellis.

paulagabriela

Spheres

ALEXANDER PONOMAREV

الكسندر بونوماريف
АЛЕКСАНДР ПОНОМАРЕВ
A PARALLEL VERTICAL

Chapel Saint Louis, de la Salpetriere, Paris
Installation
Periscope installation with a cable suspension system. Metal, plastic, video optic system, acrylic spheres, sound wave generators.
The keystone artistic project of the Paris Fesitval d’Automne will be realized in September 2007, at the Salpetriere chapel in the center of Paris. A 36-meter periscope hanging from the dome forms a rigid vertical, equipped in the lower part with the head of the periscope with an ocular allows any viewer to look at the Parisian horizon, expanding vision in the spectacular spaces of the cathedral. The real-time video image is broadcast on closed-circuit television to chambers, offices and other buildings attached to the chapel of Salpetriere hospital. The patients, doctors and staff have the opportunity to take in the unexpected view point of the random viewer and peek past the horizon. This project has been organized by the French Ministry of Culture and the Energy of Art Foundation, Moscow

MARIA BLAISSE

spheres

LITA ALBUQUERQUE

Лита Альбукерке
stellar axis aligns 99 blue spheres to stars in the antarctic sky
The Stellar Axis land art project is currently being deployed in Antarctica, to be completed for the Southern hemisphere Summer Solstice on 22 December 2006.
Perhaps the largest and most ambitious arts project to take place in Antarctica, Stellar Axis is the work of the internationally known, Los Angeles based artist, Lita Albuquerque, and is sponsored by the US National Science Foundation and US Antarctic Programme.
The concept is to mirror the southern constellations through the placement of 99 blue spheres on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica.

Cod.Act

振り子の合唱団
CYCLOID-E

This piece, which comprises a series of tubular pieces arranged horizontally and activated by a motor, generates a particular sound through its movement, which is unexpectedly harmonic. The artists have taken their interest in the mechanisms that generate wave motions as a starting point to create this sculpture: five metal tubes joined together feature sound sources and sensors that allow them to emit different sounds based on their rotations.
The sculpture runs through a series of rhythmic movements, like a dance, creating, in the words of the artists themselves, “a unique kinetic and polyphonic work, in the likeness of the “Cosmic Ballet” to which the physicist Johannes Kepler refers to in his “Music of the Spheres” in 1619.” This work is part of the reflection on the possible interactions between sound and movement developed by the artists since 1999, using electronic devices and inspired by the aesthetics of industrial machinery.

PATRICK SCHUMACHER & ZAHA HADID

как Заха Хадид и Патрик Шумахер
The Vortex Chandelier

Le look du chandelier VorteXX est particulièrement futuriste, et a été décrit comme « une réminiscence de la double hélice avec l’apparence d’une forme fluide infinie, pulsant et luisant en apesanteur ». Cette lampe est fabriquée à partir de 60 moulages individuels et des tous derniers modules de LED permettant de générer de la lumière indirecte dans différentes teintes. Un système de gestion de la lumière imaginé par l’extra-terrestre le designer permet de programmer toutes sortes d’atmosphères lumineuses.

JUDY CHICAGO

Atmospheres

MICHAEL GUIDETTI

Bounce Room 1

“The digital projection represented as three red, green, and blue spherical lights; and the painted environment as five flat planes receding in perspective. That’s about as far as I could boil them down to. Separately they are elementary and flat, but when they come together, the simulated light and physics of the spheres bouncing around in the space becomes illusionistic.” Michael Guidetti