November 3, 2007 - Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM) - doubleNegatives Architecture “Corpora in Si(gh)te”
November 3, 2007

doubleNegatives Architecture “Corpora in Si(gh)te”

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doubleNegatives Architecture
“Corpora in Si(gh)te”

media architecture installation, commissioned by YCAM

13 Oct 2007 – 13 Jan 2008
Nakazono-cho 7-7, Yamaguchi,
753-0075 JAPAN

An attempt to extract autonomous architecture responding to the environment through information networkYamaguchi 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 descisions 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
Sota Ichikawa / Architect [Japan]
Max Rheiner / Artist, Soft-Hardware Developer [Swiss, Korea]
Ákos Maróy / Software artist [Hungary]
Kaoru Kobata / Graphic designer [Japan]
Satoru Higa / Artist, Programmer [Japan]
Hajime Narukawa / Architect [Japan]

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 the Arts Zurich (ZHdK)
Department Interaction Design, Zurich Switzerland
Nextlab, Budapest Hungary

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Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM)

Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM)
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