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|[Nettime-nl] illumine exercise 02: Syncop_tic Structure|
illumine exercise 02: Syncop_tic Structure a public experiment for apprentice sky-watchers, universe-makers and star-gazers Location: FoAM lab Koopliedenstraat/Rue des Commerçants 60-62, 1000 Brussels Opening: Sunday, 21st September, 18.30 - 22.30 Opened to the public: Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd of Sepember Opening hours: 14.00-22.00 free entrance contact: email@example.com Karmen Franinovic (architect and interaction designer) presently artist in residence in FoAM's illumine programme was joined by Yon Visell (physicist and whittler of digital signals) and Lina Kusaite (material designer) in an ambitious task of constructing a prototype for a ' Syncoptic' public space. A space constructed as an urban gap, with its own will, cut up, unstable, on the verge of collapsing into nothingness, demanding that its temporary inhabitants adapt their movements, slow down and allow themselves to play with sound, light and architecture. Several approaches to syncopation of continuous experience have been deployed: building an inflatable transit tube, that undulates based on the movement around it; allowing blind navigation to generate subjective light-maps of the physical space; experimenting with concepts for making receptive, deceptive and antagonistic spaces; gazing at stars, imagining what it must feel like to drift through the emptiness in between them; cracking several glow-sticks to understand the interactive potential of chemical luminescence. The publicly accessible experiment is a mixture of a documentation and outcomes of these exercises that will attempt to transfer some of the ideas into hands-on/feet-on experiences of syncop_tic spaces and media. For three days, the FoAM lab will function as a shell for an experimental pocket-universe, where the space is punctured with chasms and openings, allowing the curious passers-by to step into its skies and experience the infinity of a blackout. Once their eyes get accustomed to the darkness, they will be immersed in an innocent game where skill and chance are no longer distinguishable - the city-walkers can lose themselves in the darkness of its black holes, dipping their feet into uncertainty; or reveal the hidden dynamics of its luminescent constellations by joining forces and invoking their light-patterns, bringing them to life. Syncoptic artists: Karmen Franinovic (Interaction Design Institute Ivrea), Yon Visell Textile Artist: Lina Kusaite supported by: Flemish Ministry of Culture GAI, Associazione per il Circuito dei Giovani Artisti Italiani, Movin'up program IDII Interaction design Institute Ivrea thanks to the Inflatable group IDII (Walter Aprile, Massimo Banzi, Dario Buzzini, Eyal Fried, Daniele Mancini and Stefano Mirti) and especially to Massimo Banzi, Eduardo Brambilla and Gert Aertsen 'Illumine. Excercises in Colloquial Luminescence': http://fo.am/illumine/ Artist in residence biography: Karmen Franinovic received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from at Institute of Architecture of Venice. She worked as Design Director on architectural projects with AltenArchitekten, ArchA, Studio Sottass, Isozaki and Ove Arup. In 2000 Karmen co-founded NU_zero lab, which designed several award winning projects, including Amnio(p)tic surface and MutePlateau. Her theoretical research on hospitality, city, sacred, exile, borders, eversion, body-action, home, anarchy and order in collective events and interaction is formalized in digital projects, theatre plays, videos and installation/events and was published in various books/reviews 'Defining Digital Architecture', New York; 'Gommora_territori e culture della metropoli' Roma; 'Possible Futures', Miami etc. Through interactive electronic objects and immersive media environments Karmen is bringing the concepts of slow technology into urban gaps and studying emergent social behaviors in public spaces. She is currently doing ! her Master at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea. FoAM collaborators: Yon Visell works with concrete and abstract signals, their physics and geometry, especially computer sound; responsive and sensory systems; inhabitable and virtual computational or non-computational geometries and quantization. He has worked with FoAM in Brussels and elsewhere, formerly led DSP development at Ableton AG in Berlin, worked in engineering research at Loquendo Inc, and, before all that, immersed himself in the physics and noncommutative geometry of superstrings at the University of Texas at Austin. Evelina Kusaite, M.A is a designer who combines art, movement and technology with her exploration of the potential of conceptual illustration. In addition to illustration she is working on the techno-textile research is aimed at the production of new fabrics, and one of her aims will be to give to the clothes that she is creating a real sense of moving as the body moves. The aim is for the clothing to come alive, inspired by biological and chemical processes in nature. She studied illustration and fashion design at the Vilnius Academy of Arts and at the Utrecht Arts Academy; she completed her European Masters of Fashion and Textile design in Utrecht and Paris at the Institute Francs de la Mode, Paris, France. Evelina's has worked extensively with several dance groups and choreographers, as well as photographers, film makers, architects, hardware and software engineers, applying her knowledge in creating and manipulating fabrics, colours and shapes in various contexts. ______________________________________________________ * Verspreid via nettime-nl. Commercieel gebruik niet * toegestaan zonder toestemming. <nettime-nl> is een * open en ongemodereerde mailinglist over net-kritiek. * Meer info, archief & anderstalige edities: * http://www.nettime.org/. * Contact: Menno Grootveld (firstname.lastname@example.org).