1. "Arc" Public Sculpture Visualization


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    “Arc,” a new, permanent public art installation by artist Ivan Toth Depeña will be completely installed in March of 2015 at the Northeast Regional Library in Aventura, Florida. Commissioned by Miami-Dade Art in Public Places, with assistance from the City of Aventura, “Arc” uses geographically specific wind data to create a sculpture that reinterprets the natural force that destroyed the original library on the same site. The data (speed, time, and direction) was retrieved from NOAA for the duration of Hurricane Wilma's landfall in 2005. This data was used directly to generate the sculpture’s linear, three dimensional form. In addition, wind sensors (anemometers) will activate the lighting at night and give life to an otherwise invisible force of nature. I took the historical data about the very same force that destroyed the building and using it to generate a new sculptural form on the site. After visiting the site, I returned to the studio and began looking up data on Hurricane Wilma. After rigorous data collection, I took the wind speed, direction and duration (from lowest to highest on the date of Florida landfall and time of occurrence) and started to sketch the groundwork for the design of the final sculpture. I wanted to use the natural element of wind/air to generate a new 'life' on the site and turn the focus towards the more positive side of this process, which includes complete rejuvenation. Photography/Rendering: Ivan Toth Depeña/An Chen Commissioning Agency: Miami-Dade Art in Public Places Interns: An Chen, Erin Kelly Music: Sneakster - "Trust and Blush"

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    • Grand Hall Experience : St Louis Union Station : Projection Mapping


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      The “Grand Hall Experience” at the St. Louis Union Station is the largest permanently installed indoor immersive projection mapping show in the United States. Featuring full 12K+ imagery spanning the original 1894 barrel ceiling, 10.1 surround sound system, LED accent lighting, automated control system and all new media, this has transformed the iconic space to “the must see” show in St. Louis. Guests experience a dynamic range of shows throughout the evening. The space is first activated with pop music performed with classical instruments while the lighting sets the mood. Several “sprites” are projected around the room at random intervals bringing the walls to life. Each show consists of three to ten “vignettes” all custom produced for the show and range from local historical facts (narrated by St. Louis natives John Hamm and John Goodman), to the local sports teams, the Mississippi River and to “visual wonder” pieces that exploit what projection mapping can do to the space. This renovation project has rejuvenated this historic downtown St. Louis, bringing wonder back to Union Station. The Grand Hall Experience at St. Louis’ Union Station has been named to receive the coveted Thea Award in the Live Show, Limited Budget category. The Thea Award is bestowed annually by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), and the award will be presented at the 2015 Thea Awards Gala on Saturday, March 21st in Anaheim, California. For more information about this project, please visit our website: http://www.gotechnomedia.com/st.-louis-union-station-grand-hall-projection-experience.html

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      • Esther Shalev-Gerz, Monument Against Fascism, Hamburg-Harburg, 1986, documentation on the monument


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        A documentary THE MONUMENT AGAINST FASCISM, 1986 Permanent MonumentHamburg-Harburg, Germany 1 lead–clad column with aluminium structure - 12 m x 1 m x 1 m. 1 text panel. 7 tons. Esther Shalev-Gerz and Jochen Gerz In 1979, amidst the rise of Neo-Fascism the city of Hamburg initiated public dialogue about the construction of a monument against Fascism. In 1986 via an international competition in Esther Shalev-Gerz and Jochen Gerz’s proposal was selected. Installed in a busy public square the monument is a 12 metre high column with a perimeter of 1 metre square and clad in lead. Residents were invited with a text, translated in seven languages, to ratify a public statement about fascism by engraving their names with the metal pencil provided directly onto the surface of the monument. “We invite the citizens of Harburg, and visitors to the town, to add their names here to ours. In doing so we commit ourselves to remain vigilant. As more and more names cover this 12 metre-high lead column, it will gradually be lowered into the ground. One day it will have disappeared completely and the site of the Harburg monument against fascism will be empty. In the long run, it is only we ourselves who can stand up against injustice." By engraving, gouging and hammering signed messages, opinions and commentaries, members of the public engaged with the dynamic of the project. When one accessible part was covered with inscriptions, it was immediately sunk into the ground. After seven years of progressive descents, all that remains visible are the top of the monument now level with the ground and the text panel. www.shalev-gerz.net

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        • Esther Shalev-Gerz, A Thread, 2003-2006, documentary on the project (in English)


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          A THREAD, 2003 -2006 Glasgow, UK Permanent Installation 10 steel shelters - 3 m x 2 m x 2m. In 2007 Esther Shalev-Gerz completed over three years’ development of an intricate matrix of collaboration and communication with the citizens of Castlemilk, Glasgow - a neighbourhood on the periphery of the city. A Thread resulted in ten new architectural shelters, designed with architect Ayelet Shalev that weave an imaginary line throughout the Castlemilk Park. Operating as a conduit that supported citizens not just to design the images printed on the individual canopies but to also choose the physical location of each shelter, Shalev-Gerz highlighted the extreme rarity of being allowed to make choices about how public spaces are managed and controlled. The users of each shelter become the recipient of a viewpoint selected for them by the residents. Commissioned by curators Jason E. Bowman and Rachel Bradley on behalf of the Castlemilk Environment Trust; Shalev-Gerz advanced her long-term investigation into participation within contemporary art providing a catalyst for people to articulate complex relationships with their environment. www.shalev-gerz.net

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          • Esther Shalev-Gerz, First Generation, 2004, documentation


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            A documentary about the permanent installation FIRST GENERATION, Botkyrka Multicultural Research Centre, Fittja, Sweden FIRST GENERATION, 2004 Botkyrka Multicultural Research Centre, Fittja, Sweden Permanent Installation 1 back-projected, colour video without sound - 40 mn. 1 looped soundtrack - 60 mn. In 2004 with First Generation Esther Shalev-Gerz interrogated both portraiture’s pictorial traditions and its identificatory attributes. Thirty-four local people agreed to contribute to the project by individually responding to the same questions about their coming to Botykra. “What did you lose?” “What did you find?” “What did you get?” “What did you give?” Never fixed the image and perception of oneself is always evolving and peoples of diaspora may constantly negotiate and (re)create their identities. This is simultaneously enriching and destabilising. The language and cultural values available to (im)migrants are not necessarily a given rather there is a pervading consciousness of choices to consider and decisions to be made. Permanently projected onto the glass façade of the Multi-Cultural Centre are sweeping close-up details of participant’s faces as they listen to their own responses. Visible inside and out just at night their voices can be heard only by entering the building. www.shalev-gerz.net

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            • NuFormer, Stage Decor 3D Mapping Projection - Dolfinarium, Harderwijk, Netherlands - April 2013


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              After an extensive renovation the Dolfinarium in Harderwijk, The Netherlands opened her doors again for the general public on April 27th 2013. In close cooperation with the Jora Vision and Dolfinarium team, NuFormer produced the 3D video mapping animations for the new Aqua Bella show. The upcoming three years the Aqua Bella show will take the visitors of the Dolfinarium onto a journey around the world and will display the beauty but also the vulnerability of the earth. Displaying different continents was the main reason why a traditional fixed piece of scenery was not an option. The animations are projected onto a tailor-made decor, designed by NuFormer's managing director Rob Delfgaauw. The decor consists of multiple big screens that, put together, make up a big abstract tail. By means of 3D video mapping the screen is transformed into beautiful landscapes that alternate with the dolphin behaviors. The DolfijndoMijn is one of the first theaters worldwide to incorporate this technique into their show.

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              • Zimoun : 329 prepared dc-motors, cotton balls, toluene tank, 2013


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                329 prepared dc-motors, cotton balls, toluene tank Zimoun 2013 _ Permanent installation. DC-motors, cotton balls, filler wires, power supply, lighting system, bench foundation, toluene tank (1951). Dimensions: ⦰ 9.4m x 12.8m height / ⦰ 30.8 x 42 ft. Located in Dottikon, Switzerland. Architecture and consulting by Hannes Zweifel. Assisted from Studio Zimoun by Florian Bürki, Ulf Kallscheidt, Janis Weidner, Marlene Hirtreiter and Annie Rüfenacht. Making-of video by Florian Bürki. Lighting system designed and developped by Davide Groppi. Landscape architecture by Hannes Zweifel and Samuel Interbitzi. Project coordination on-site in Dottikon by Bruno Bachmann. Constructive engeneering by Hans Jörg Baumann and Arthur Hauser. Book: concept, project management and graphics design by Raffinerie AG. Photographies by Zimoun and Janis Weidner / Studio Zimoun. Video by Zimoun. All right reserved © Studio Zimoun. Making-of Video by Florian Buerki: https://vimeo.com/67285859 _ «Using simple and functional components, Zimoun builds architecturally-minded platforms of sound. Exploring mechanical rhythm and flow in prepared systems, his installations incorporate commonplace industrial objects. In an obsessive display of simple and functional materials, these works articulate a tension between the orderly patterns of Modernism and the chaotic forces of life. Carrying an emotional depth, the acoustic hum of natural phenomena in Zimoun's minimalist constructions effortlessly reverberates.» bitforms nyc «The sound sculptures and installations of Zimoun are graceful, mechanized works of playful poetry, their structural simplicity opens like an industrial bloom to reveal a complex and intricate series of relationships, an ongoing interplay between the «artificial» and the «organic». It‘s an artistic research of simple and elegant systems to generate and study complex behaviors in sound and motion. Zimoun creates sound pieces from basic components, often using multiples of the same prepared mechanical elements to examine the creation and degeneration of patterns.» Tim Beck «Zimoun creates complex kinetic sound sculptures by arranging industrially produced parts according to seemingly simple rules. Using motors, wires, ventilators, etc.., he creates closed systems that develop their own behavior and rules similarly to artificial creatures. Once running, they are left to themselves and go through an indeterminable process of (de)generation. These quasi autonomous creatures exist in an absolutely synthetic sphere of lifeless matter. However, within the precise, determinist systems creative categorioes suddenly reappear, such as deviation, refusal and transcience out of which complex patterns of behavior evolve.» Node10 _ Compilation video: http://www.vimeo.com/7235817 Next exhibitions: http://www.zimoun.net/events.html Newsletter: http://www.zimoun.net/newsletter.html Video archive on Vimeo: http://www.vimeo.com/zimoun/videos/sort:plays Website: http://www.zimoun.net Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Zimoun/134817185765 bitforms gallery nyc: http://www.bitforms.com Galerie Denise René Paris: http://www.deniserene.com _ http://www.zimoun.net

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