+ Project : Salk Institute for Biological Studies (1959-1966)
+ Architect : Louis Kahn
+ Location : La Jolla, Ca, EEUU
+ Filmed & Edited by : pablo casals-aguirre
+ Music by : Hauschka, Two AM
+ Credits : El Guero
"I did not follow the dictates of the scientists, who said that they are so dedicated to what they are doing that when lunchtime comes all they do is clear away the test tubes from the benches and eat their lunch on these benches. I asked them: was it not a strain with all these noises? And they answered: the noises of the refrigerators are terrible; the noises of centrifuges are terrible; the trickling of the water is terrible. Everything was terrible including the noises of the air-conditioning system. So I would not listen to them as to what should be done. And I realizes that there should be a clean air and stainless steel area, and a rug and oak table areal From this realization form became. I separated the studies from the laboratory and placed them over gardens. The garden became outdoor spaces where one can talk. Now one need not spend all the time in the laboratories.
> When one knows what to do, there is only little time one needs for doing it. It is only when one does not Know what to do that it takes so much time. And to know what to do is the secret of it all."
+ Louis I. Kahn
+ From Heinz Ronner, with Sharad Jhaveri and Alessandro Vasella Louis I. Kahn:
+ Complete Works 1935-74. p158.
Quadrature is a audio/visual performance project by Griduo* in collaboration with Due3* that interacts with the perception of santralistanbul Art and Culture Center’s Main Gallery building located in Istanbul/Turkey. It shows how audio/visual techniques can transform, create, expand, amplify and interpret spaces by using large scale video projections on architecture.
It is a live audio/visual performance composed of animated monochrome geometrical shapes matching the real size and form of the quadrilateral alluminium modules which form the facade of the building. The visual performance is accompanied with a digitally produced soundscape consisting of abstract sounds synchronized to the movement of images re-shaping and transforming the building on which they are projected. The building in turn influences and transforms the projections as well.
*Griduo is formed of Alican Aktürk and Refik Anadol both graduate students and teaching assistants in İstanbul Bilgi University Visual Communication Design. Working in the fields of live video/audio performance and architectural photography, the duo is particularly interested in the relationship between architecture and media.
‘Adaptive Fa[ca]de’ explores the functional possibilities and performative characteristics of cellular automata (CA). In addition to the unique emergent behaviour of CA, a neural network enables a further computational layer to evolve CA behaviour to the context of its surrounding environment. Building upon the early work of Conway’s ‘Game of life’ and Stephen Wolfram’s extensive research on the wider implementation of CA, ‘Adaptive Fa[ca]de’ becomes a living adapting skin, constantly training itself from the history of its own errors and achievements.
Rendered with an old, old application called Canoma. It was one of those simple and fancy tools by MetaCreations, the software studio who brought you Bryce or RayDream. Unfortunately MetaCreations sold their 'shrink wrap software' to Adobe Inc. and can be found since then as a feature of AFX called 'Camera Projection', I think.
Thanks to Michael Kirste aka Sputnikpixel for letting me use his photos http://sputnikpixel.deviantart.com/
and Sebastian Meissner aka KLIMEK for his wonderful track "For Ezekiel Honig & Young (pan) Americans"