"En 1967, César découvre la mousse polyuréthane et sa capacité d’expansion. Le fait de pouvoir faire des œuvres de grande dimension très légères le séduit aussi. Ce médium va donner lieu à une nouvelle série : les Expansions. cette série s'oppose à la serie des Compressions. Il laisse couler de la mousse polyuréthane sur le sol, ou bien à partir d’un support. Il joue sur les mélanges, sur les temps de solidification, et, à l’instar des compressions, il peut aussi diriger la coulée." via http://cesarbaldaccini.blogspot.fr/p/demarche.html


Cyprien Gaillard

"Cyprien’s work reflects the acceptance introduces what he calls post-entropy, where he tries to recuperate the natural decadence in history. His art pieces show the progression of this ideology, starting with his 35mm footage of clouds of smoked provoked as acts of vandalism he evolves to his contemporary archaeological researches of ruins spread across the globe."  via http://www.datura.com/blog/cyprien_gaillard/



"The piece allows viewers the opportunity to travel not only into the space of imagination a story creates, but into the very architecture of story itself—to walk, or rather float, through its passageways as words and letters drift by like tufts of dandelion, stars, or, as Anderson puts it, like snow. “They’re there to define the space and to show you a little bit about what it is,” says the artist... “But they’re actually fractured languages, so it’s kind of exploded things.” She explains the “chalkroom” concept as resisting the “perfect, slick and shiny” aesthetic that characterizes most computer-generated images. “It has a certain tactility and made-by-hand kind of thing… this is gritty and drippy and filled with dust and dirt.” by Laurie Anderson, via openculture

Kinetic Light

Spectra-3 is an immersive audio-visual light experience: A physical-digital sculpture that tells three stories of communication through a choreography of movement, animated lights and spatialised sound.  https://www.field.io/project/spectra-3/

Alloplastic Architecture

"The impulse behind this project is a desire to engage with the psychological benefits of an environment that can respond to – and therefore empathize with – human emotions through its capacity to adapt physically to the user. As such, the environment can be seen to overcome shock or conditions of alienation by accommodating the user. Such an architecture could be described as an 'alloplastic architecture.'" http://behnazfarahi.com/alloplastic-architecture/


"The rules of behaviour are simple – if the tetrahedron detects sudden change of light intensity (caused for example by casting shadow or pointing a flashlight ) it blinks for a short period of time with fixed delay, additionally making a sound. When there are other tetrahedrons nearby they might catch this light and pass it further, giving an effect of a “light wave”. The high-level patterns are built upon this simple rule and are shaped by the participants playing with the installation consisted of 400 blinking tetrahedrons. In the result the Constellaction “shape” evolved and branched during the evening, depending on the collaborative effort of the whole audience, effectively showing what emergence is all about."

Gray Walter's Tortoise

"Dr. Grey Walter was a neurologist, robotics pioneer, and a bit of a mad scientist. Living in Bristol, England in 1949, without the aid of modern day computer processors, he built reactive, autonomous robots that could wander about and avoid obstacles. Each robot had two simulated neurons, sufficient for them to display complex behavior. Significantly, Walter's tortoises represent the first real world demonstration of artificial life."

Petting Zoo

"Petting Zoo is the latest work developed by experimental architecture and design studio Minimaforms. The project is speculative life-like robotic environment that raises questions of how future environments could actively enable new forms of communication with the everyday. Artificial intelligent creatures have been designed with the capacity to learn and explore behaviors through interaction with participants. Within this immersive installation interaction with the pets foster human curiosity, play, forging intimate exchanges that are emotive and evolving over time. Beyond technology the project explores new forms of enabled communication between people and their environment."  http://minimaforms.com/#item=petting-zoo-3

LOOP >>60Hz: Transmissions from The Drone Orchestra

"LOOP>>60Hz offers an unprecedented experience as John Cale and his band perform music from across his catalogue, expressly adapted to durational forms, unusual tunings and unorthodox audio delivery. Liam Young’s collection of drones escape their associations with surveillance and the military, becoming instead choreographed, disembodied instruments which take flight in the auditorium to create a profoundly immersive live music performance."  https://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=16737  


"Most man-made objects have a static form, while everything natural in this world, including people, are subject to constant metamorphosis and adaptation to their surroundings. Shylight is the result of a question: how can an inanimate object mimic those changes that express character and emotions?"  studio drift, via prosthetic knowledge 

ljós | fuse* works

"Ljós is the translation of the latent elements of dreams into visible contents.The body is the medium through which the connections between light, sound and movement are explored, leading the spectator into an unreal space, rarefied and disorientating. Live Media Performance based on the real-time interaction between the movements of the body, sound and the projection of generative graphics."  via fuseworks

Source: http://fuseworks.it/en/project/ljos-2/