In 2002, Ned Kahn worked with the staff of Technorama, the major science center in Switzerland, and their architects, Durig and Rami, to create a facade for the building which is composed of thousands of aluminum panels that move in the air currents and reveal the complex patterns of turbulence in the wind. The facade is visible from the large urban plaza in front of the museum.
Troika has been commissioned by Artwise Curators to create ‘All the time in the world’, a 22m long electroluminescent wall that marks the entrance to the First and Concorde Galleries lounges in the new Heathrow Terminal 5. ‘All the time in the World’ extends the conventional notion of a world clock, which commonly concentrates on capital cities in different time zones, by linking real time to places with exciting and romantic associations.
MIKONTALOLIGHTS seems to be inspired by the good old blinkenlight project, both in respect to aesthetics and enthusiasm. Here’s what their website says:
Over the years TOAS Mikontalo has been residence for thousands of students from all over the world. ‘Mikkis’ is one of the best known (both liked and disliked) dormitories in Finland. With the currently ongoing renovation, Mikontalo will be reborn. However, before this, one thing had to be done… MIKONTALOLIGHTS.
The object of MIKONTALOLIGHTS was to create the world’s physically largest colored graphics platform by using the windows of Mikontalo’s D-staircase as light pixels. The platform was used to play Tetris and other games and present demos created by the students of Tampere University of Technology. The project climax was on December the 4th when the new lights of Mikontalo were lit. The goal was to gain global visibility for Tampere University of Technology and the rich student culture of the Uni.
The public event of MIKONTALOLIGHTS was a tremendous success. There were more than 2000 spectators at once and total count of interested spectators was close to 4000.
On October 6, Pleinmuseum visited Paris, as part of the Nuit Blanche. In cooperation with the Institut Néerlandais, celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, and the city of Paris, the pavilion stroke down at Place de la Bastille.
Pleinmuseum is a mobile exhibition pavilion that places itself at the hearts of public life, opens as a flower, takes on new appearances every day and travels on after a while. Every evening from sunset Pleinmuseum will present a variety of the 100% digital collection. In each location also new artists are invited to create a new contribution to Pleinmuseum.
In 2007 The Graffiti Research Lab took control of the KPN Building, one of the permanent media facades, turning the area into the People´s Revolutionary Green Laser Light District, a place to display your uncurated animations and graphics. The back-side of the building is becoming a giant wall you can write on with a BFL (big fucking laser).
At a time when artists misuse image, Pixy came out of the need to overcome already existing video displays. Pixy is an artistic process that allows materialising the image within a number of independent physical pixels. Pixy displays a low resolution image one can manipulate and physically distort; each pixel of the image is an autonomous physical element made out of electroluminescent paper, it can be moved. The Pixy’s structure is not limited to 2 dimensions, it can be placed on a volume and become an object with an interactive potential. The matrix keeping the same resolution can change its physical form.
Pixy is a production of the French Canadian collective Experientiae Electricae. It is a co-production between Videographe (Montreal) and ARCADI (France) and parter Nanolight. Banff new Media is also going to be participant next spring.
Flexipix media architecture: coloured light, video screen and façade all in one!
FLEXIPIX developed out of an art project by the BBM group they constructed the world’s first mobile, five-sided pixelroom and exhibited it in public spaces in Germany. On 400sqm screens on all the walls and the ceiling visitors can watch videos that deal with the future of public spaces and the freedom of the citizen in europe. The room was developed in collaboration with BBO, betreiber blinkender objekte (operators of flashing objects).
The company FLEXIPIX, which merges the two media – light and plastic, is obliged to the utopias of the aforementioned giants of future architecture. Their collaboration with BBM on the FLEXIPIX project stands for technically innovative and socially responsible thinking. High quality, environmentally meaningful and socially desirable buildings are possible with our technology.Through our contribution public spaces will be revitalised and again become places for the population to meet and debate.
La Porte is located at the entrance to the Shinsaibashi shopping area, which is one of the most famous upmarket districts featuring high-end department store and super brand boutiques. (like Ginza at Tokyo)
The Source, an eight storey high kinetic sculpture, is the new symbol for the London Stock Exchange. Every morning, millions of viewers around the world will watch the installation come to life, signifying the opening of the London Markets.