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<nettime-ann> doubleNegatives Architecture - Corpora in Si(gh)te

new exhibition ---------

doubleNegatives Architecture
"Corpora in Si(gh)te"
media architecture installation  commissioned by YCAM
official site: http://corpora.ycam.jp/

13 Oct 2007 − 13 Jan 2008
YCAM | Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media
Nakazono-cho 7-7, Yamaguchi,
753-0075 JAPAN
http://www.ycam.jp/ (The renewal of our webpage was completed on Sep. 27th. YCAM`s previous works are documented under the Archive menu.)


An attempt to extract autonomous architecture responding to the environment through information network Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM) holds a new installation"Corpora in Si(gh) te" (commissioned by YCAM) by "doubleNegatives Architecture." doubleNegatives Architecture is an architectural group who is engaged in crossover activities in a new area of architecture, making good use of various media and information technologies. In "Corpora in Si (gh)te," a number of sensors are set up in the whole area around YCAM (building and central park) to form a meshed network, so that real- time environmental information (temperature, brightness, wind direction, sound, etc.) is collected and networked. A cellular, distributed network of nodes react through realtime processing to the environmental conditions, growing and subsiding like an organism. Despite each node making local decisions and not having a central architect, the nodes inadvertently give rise to an architectural structure, both indoors in the YCAM building and outdoors in the park. This "information architecture" has its own spatial perception to make itself transform into various forms by providing each part of architecture with Super-Eye perceptive points with the environment, such as voluntary notation from each node of Corpora. Changes in the architecture that looks as if living in the environment are visualized for visitors, as images overlapping real scenes through the AR (augmented reality) technology at several points around YCAM building.

- doubleNegatives Architecture
doubleNegatives Architecture launched in 1998 as the brainchild of architect Sota ICHIKAWA, views the processes and devices used to measure space as "architecture", assembling a team for each project and engaging in a unique spectrum of activities including installations, software and architectural design. Currently dNA is employing a bottom-up-style cell automaton program to study architectural modeling through the autonomous generation of forms, and in future aims to convert this to three-dimensional media and present it in urban spaces.

Co-production: YCAM InterLab Project Curator: Kazunao Abe (YCAM) Produced by: YCAM Cooperation: University of Applied Sciences and Arts Zurich (HGKZ) Department Interaction Design, Zurich Switzerland Nextlab, Budapest Hungary

For further information: Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM) +81-83-901-2222 http://www.ycam.jp/ information@ycam.jp

YCAM was established on November 1, 2003, as a new type of cultural facilities, which pursues creative values in art and information. Using media technology as a common platform into media art, stage art and dance, it inquires what information means to people and what it is about. With emphases on "Environment for creation," "Methods of creation," and "Understanding for creation," YCAM makes suggestions to society, in its new style, as to how software and hardware for artworks should be. The Center does not acquire a collection, and provides a platform for stimulating practices and interactive collaborations.

Yumico Cotaki (yumicota@ycam.jp), Soo-jin Lee ( soojin@ycam.jp)
Public Relations, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media

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