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'A Parallel Image' by Gebhard Sengmüller, photo by Julius Höhne

'A Parallel Image' by Gebhard Sengmüller, photo by Julius Höhne

During this year’s Transmediale, the annual festival for art and digital culture in Berlin, the Austrian artist Gebhard Sengmüller presented his impressive installation ‘A Parallel Image’. It consists of a camera and a monitor which are connected through 2 500 cables.

A Parallel Image' by Gebhard Sengmüller, photo by Julius Höhne

A Parallel Image' by Gebhard Sengmüller, photo by Julius Höhne

Gebhard Sengmüller explains: “A Parallel Image” is an electronic camera obscura. This media-archaeological, interactive sculpture is based on the fictive assumption that the currently still valid principle of electronically transmitting moving images, namely by breaking them down into single images and image lines, was never discovered. The result is an apparatus that attempts a highly elaborate parallel transmission of every single pixel from sender to receiver.”

A Parallel Image' by Gebhard Sengmüller, photo by Julius Höhne

A Parallel Image' by Gebhard Sengmüller, photo by Julius Höhne

The installation was realised in collaboration with Franz Büchinger, supported by Fels-Multiprint.

A Parallel Image' by Gebhard Sengmüller, photo by Julius Höhne

A Parallel Image' by Gebhard Sengmüller, photo by Julius Höhne

A Parallel Image' by Gebhard Sengmüller, photo by Julius Höhne

A Parallel Image' by Gebhard Sengmüller, photo by Julius Höhne

seen @ The Junction

to the Gebhard Sengmüller website

to the Julius Höhne website

to the Transmediale website

Mon 1.2.

Garment installations by Derick Melander (US)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 01.02.2010 - Tagged as: , , ,

'The Ocean is the Underlying Basis for Every Wave' by Derick Melander, 2008

'The Ocean is the Underlying Basis for Every Wave' by Derick Melander, 2008

The New York based artist Derick Melander is a jack-of-all-trades: trained as music programmer and filmmaker and beeing a passionate musician he taught nursery school before he moved into his atelier and concentrated on his visual art.

Melander’s works are architectural installations and sculptures, composed of carfully stacked and folded second-hand clothing.

'The Ocean is the Underlying Basis for Every Wave' by Derick Melander, 2008

'The Ocean is the Underlying Basis for Every Wave' by Derick Melander, 2008

“As clothing wears, fades, stains and stretches it becomes an intimate record of our physical presence. It traces the edge of the body, defining the boundary between the individual and the outside world.”

'Filter' by Derick Melander, 2009

'Filter' by Derick Melander, 2009

“The clothing used for these works is folded to exact dimensions and attention is paid to the ordering of the garments. For example, the sequence can relate to the way we layer the clothing we wear or the clothing can be sorted by color, gender or by the order that it was received. Individual components are often connected together with shirt sleeves, pant legs and belts forming bridge-like appendages”, Derick Melander explains.

'Flesh of My Flesh' by Derick Melander, 2008

'Flesh of My Flesh' by Derick Melander, 2008

to the Derick Melander website

The US artist Daniel Rozin currently presents his interactive installation ‘Weave Mirror’ within the Decode – Digital Design Sensations exhibition at the V&A in London.

seen at interactive architecture

to the Daniel Rozin website

'Elastic Plastic Sponge'

'Elastic Plastic Sponge'

At this year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival the Los Angeles based practice Ball-Nogues Studio developed this flexible structure on collaboration with students from the Southern California Institute of Architecture.

'Elastic Plastic Sponge'

'Elastic Plastic Sponge'

Here is what the architects explain:

“The Elastic Plastic Sponge was created by students from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) led by Benjamin Ball, Gaston Nogues and Andrew Lyon of the Ball-Nogues Studio. The Elastic Plastic Sponge is a large scale installation and can be twisted, arched and curled to form different types of space including a lounge, a theater, or a large sculptural Mobius strip. In the desert heat of Indio, the architectural installation will provide a respite from the sun by making shade and mist while at night, each “cell” within the Elastic Plastic Sponge supports a fluorescent tube–the tubes shift in orientation relative to each other to create the effect of sweeping motion. The motion effect is evident from close-up as well as impactful from across the vast festival grounds–an important asset in an environment of throngs of festival-goers and competing spectacles.”

'Elastic Plastic Sponge'

'Elastic Plastic Sponge'

“The Elastic Plastic Sponge is a unique structure. In architecture terminology, the phrase that describes a system whose form is derived from its material properties is “form active.” These types of structures are difficult to study using software. They often require architects to explore their designs by testing full-scale mock-ups, and using that empirical information to help inform the process of digital modeling, which is studied in the studio rather than in the field.

The Elastic Plastic Sponge is comprised of 250 cells, each fabricated using custom jigs designed by SCI-Arc students. The cell module is a very effective way of constructing a temporary structure: each can be transported as a flat unit to the Festival and rapidly assembled on site; after the Festival is over, dismantling and transportation to a new site is easy.”

'Elastic Plastic Sponge'

'Elastic Plastic Sponge'

“From the Festival’s standpoint of an event spanning several days, the Elastic Plastic Sponge can be rapidly reconfigured to create unique spatial arrangements each day; its flexibility allows the designers to adapt to changing crowd, climate and site conditions. From a pedagogical standpoint, the Elastic Plastic Sponge’s mutability enabled students to examine its unique structure at full scale; working and reworking its shape as they would a digital model.”

'Elastic Plastic Sponge'

'Elastic Plastic Sponge'

'Elastic Plastic Sponge'

'Elastic Plastic Sponge'

Project Team: Joanne Angeles, Benjamin Ball, Phil Blaine, Seyoung Choi, Dina Giordano, Benlloyd Goldstein, Monica Gutierrez, James Jones, William Kim, Anthony Lagunay, Andrew Lyon, Jorge Miranda, Jeffery Morrical, Gaston Nogues, Mandana Ozlati, Tim Peeters

to the Ball-Nogues Studio website

The shadow structures by Ball-Nogues Studio

'Bug Dome' in Shenzhen, China by WEAK!

'Bug Dome' in Shenzhen, China by WEAK!

The international architects Marco Casagrande, Hsieh Ying-chun and Roan Ching-yueh are the WEAK! During this year’s Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecturecreated they created this bamboo pavilion, which offers a stage, fireplace and shade.

'Bug Dome' in Shenzhen, China by WEAK!

'Bug Dome' in Shenzhen, China by WEAK!

Here is what the WEAK! explains:

“The building is realized on a wasteland of a ruined building site in-between the Shenzhen City Hall and an illegal workers camp. The design is inspired by insects. The bamboo construction methods are based on local knowledge from rural Guanxi brought into the city by the migrating construction workers.

The space is used during the SZHK Biennale for underground bands, poetry reading, discussions, karaoke and as a lounge for the illegal workers from the neighboring camp. The building offers a shade, a stage and a fireplace. After the Biennale the Bug Dome will act as an un-official social club for illegal workers from the Chinese countryside.”

'Bug Dome' in Shenzhen, China by WEAK!

'Bug Dome' in Shenzhen, China by WEAK!

“The building is weak, flexible and improvised to meet the site-specific conditions. It is growing from a ruin. The architectural control has been given up in order to let the nature step in. The weak architecture is a mediator between the human nature and nature. The construction is a result of participatory planning between the designers, construction workers and local knowledge.

The cocoon is a weak retreat for the modern man to escape from the strength of the exploding urbanism in the heart of Shenzhen. It is a shelter to protect the industrial insects from the elements of un-nature.

When the fire is up a society is born again. One has to take the liberty to travel a thousand years back in order to realize that the things are the same.”

'Bug Dome' in Shenzhen, China by WEAK!

'Bug Dome' in Shenzhen, China by WEAK!

The SZHK Biennale started on Sunday 6 December and continues until 23 January 2010.

'Bug Dome' in Shenzhen, China by WEAK!

'Bug Dome' in Shenzhen, China by WEAK!

Architects: Hsieh Ying-chun, Marco Casagrande , Roan Ching-yueh

Construction Work: Chen, Jiang Zhou, Leo Cheng, Marco Casagrande, Nikita Wu, Shao Lei, Wei Jia-kuan, Wei Jing-Ke

Design Assistant: Frank Chen

Local Knowledge: Wei Jia-kuan, Wei Jing-Ke

Location: Shenzhen, China

Site: 3000 m2 waste land, ruined building site

Building footprint: 120 m2

Materials: bamboo, wood, gravel, recycled concrete

Completed: 2009

to the Bug Dome blog

Mon 14.12.

‘N NE E SE S SO O NO’ by Héctor Zamora

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 14.12.2009 - Tagged as: , , ,

'N NE E SE S SO O NO', 2009 by Héctor Zamora

'N NE E SE S SO O NO', 2009, by Héctor Zamora

With the use of air or artificial wind in the context of galleries and museums the Mexican artist Héctor Zamora creates immaterial but physical and tectile spatial experiences. One of his most recent works is the installation ‘N NE E SE S SO O NO’ which was curated by Adriano Pedrosa.

'N NE E SE S SO O NO' by Héctor Zamora

'N NE E SE S SO O NO' by Héctor Zamora

The geometries of moving wind become visible volumes in the work N NE E SE S SO O NO, which addresses the illusion of the natural in relation to the visibility of the wind. Eight wind cones of differing heights are blowing in the four cardinal and four secondary directions within an enclosed space. We can infer that the wind is caused by fans inside the cones, but the scene nonetheless comes as a surprise. The functionality of the wind cones is subverted with both an aesthetic and a philosophical intent. A functional object is presented in a new and surreal way: it becomes unfamiliar, and in its unfamiliarity it becomes beautiful. Perhaps the root of the strangeness of the piece is in its confinement, the pointedly closed-off environment that makes the illusion so impossible. And of course there is the mystery of the cones’ differing directions, and the unexpected quality of life that they take on due to this individuality. Is the lie of life, we wonder, in fact a lie? Or would it be a lie to say that art has no life in the first place?” (Elvia Pyburn-Wilk)

'N NE E SE S SO O NO' by Héctor Zamora

'N NE E SE S SO O NO' by Héctor Zamora

to the Héctor Zamora website

The Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka created this beautiful shop window installation for the Maison Hermes in Tokyo.

more Tokujin Yoshioka products @ Architonic

Mon 16.11.

Tape installations by Rebecca Ward

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 16.11.2009 - Tagged as: , , ,

'Tape 10' by Rebecca Ward, 2007

'Tape 10' by Rebecca Ward, 2007

With her architectural installations the young US artist Rebecca Ward creates impressive effects by using nothing more than different coloured isolation tape.

'Tape 10' by Rebecca Ward

'Tape 10' by Rebecca Ward

Utilizing existing lines, beams, and angles, each piece I create is informed by the individual site and its unique linear movement… I choose patterns and shapes according to detailed measurements of the installation site. Ideally these patterns are numerically symmetrical or somehow numerically balanced, producing a dialogue between line and space”, explains the artist.

'seventeen is sharp' by Rebecca Ward, 2009

'Seventeen is sharp' by Rebecca Ward, 2009

'Rip and Pull' by Rebecca Ward, 2007

'Rip and pull' by Rebecca Ward, 2007

'Black mountains' by Rebecca Ward, 2009

'Black mountains' by Rebecca Ward, 2009

to the Rebecca Ward website

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