DYNAMIC ARCHITECTURE: DESIGNING MOBILE REACTIVE STRUCTURES

Date:
23.07.2013
Format:
PRESENTATION
Place:
Zal


Tessel by LAb[au] + David Letellier. Photo © Eelco Borremans

The main goal of workshops experiment was finding an answer to the question what if space or shape could change in a direct and real time relation?

At closing presentation moderators and participants shared the research outcomes of how space shapes according to time and present kinetic installations which were made. Installations were made out of wood, cardboard and paper actuated with smart memory alloy, a metal string or muscle wire which can contract and expand under the influence of electrical current.

LAb[au] is an internationally renowned artist group which was founded 1997 in Brussels, Belgium with the aim to examine the influence of advanced technologies in the forms, methods and content of art. Present members are: Manuel Abendroth, Jérôme Decock, and Els Vermang. The name ‘LAb[au]’ merges a phonetic and a written meaning; that of the French / Dutch pronunciation ‘labo’ and that of the German word ‘bau’ referring to its projects’ experimental approach (labo) and construct (bau).

Workshop’s curator: Anna Titovets (Plums Fest).