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07 JANUARY 2009

Body>Data>Space: Canary Wharf Waterfall

"Building Design Magazine (BD) has published an article by Elaine Knutt discussing the potential for telematic experiences to be constructed in public spaces by the use of interactive architectural surfaces. Telematics (tele–communication and informatics) broadly explores how communication has transformed our experience of social connectivity and new emergining patterns of communication and power structures.

Thanks to this article I was pleased to find out about a new group of artists and architects called bodydataspace ( b>d>s) created by Ghislaine Boddington and Armand Terruli who are exploring 'the integration of interactive and body–intuitive interfaces into public sites. Bodydataspace have proposed that Canary Wharf, London's tallest building 235m, have a giant projected waterfall cascading down its facade. The waterfall would not be a computer generated animation but a real–time projection of Angel Falls in Venezuela. the world's highest free–falling waterfall at 979m."
(Ruairi Glynn, Interactive Architecture dot Org)

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David Rogerson
07 DECEMBER 2008

Machines from a past that never was

Kusmirowski does copies, simulacra, forgeries, mock–ups. Meticulously and masterfully. The result of his craft is an illusion. You believe you're in front of a relic from the past, complete with patina: a sepia photography, old newspapers, cigarette packs, but also a graveyard, the wagon of a '40s train or an entire train station. I never used to be fascinated by sculptures but the young artist put such a eerie, retro–innovative' spin to the genre that he won me over.

DATAmatic 880 is a 1960's computer lab that comes straight from the time machine. Its name recalls the DATAmatic 1000, a large–scale electronic data processing machine, launched by American company DATAmatic in the '50s. As you can guess, Kusmirowski's DATAmatic 880 never existed."
(We Make Money Not Art)

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architecture • copies • fakeforgeryhistorypsychogeographyscalesimulacra

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David Rogerson
07 DECEMBER 2008

The Afterlife Of Buildings | Poland at the 11th Architecture Exhibition in Venice, 2008

"It is only what''s fluid, continuously reborn and redefined that stands a chance of surviving in the liquid reality. For that matter, due to limitations of technology, lengthy procedures, outsized ego of the architects and clients as well as the subconscious focus on Vitruvian durability, architecture proves increasingly cumbersome. It deems itself everlasting. It is a particularly perverse attitude in an era when information and cash flows may easily upset the world''s equilibrium.

We are presenting 6 buildings raised in Poland within the last decade. Each of them is shown in photographs by Nicolas Grospierre. The edifices represent different styles and tastes. What they have in common is their rank and prominence. As for their base level, it is the faith in infinite lasting and permanence of architecture as well as in its acquired, prestigious function. Possible scenarios of a change have been visualised by Kobas Laksa. The Venice Polonia Pavilion has undergone the same procedure as the Polish buildings on display. We have given it an alternative life by converting it into a place to stay for the night, during the first days of the Biennale. Hotel Polonia in the green holiday resort of Giardini di Castello? Not necessarily a utopia."
(e–Flux)

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David Rogerson
07 DECEMBER 2008

The Great Stalacpipe Organ: the worlds largest musical instrument

"Located deep in the Luray Caverns in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley is the Great Stalacpipe Organ, the worlds largest musical instrument.

Stalactites covering 3 1/2 acres of the surrounding caverns produce tones of symphonic quality when electronically tapped by rubber–tipped mallets.

This most unique, one–of–a–kind instrument was invented in 1954 by Mr. LeIand W. Sprinkle of Springfield, Virginia, a mathematician and electronic scientist at the Pentagon."

(oddmusic.com)

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caveearth arteco artmusicmusical instrumentnaturalnaturepsychogeographyscale • sonic • soundsubterranean

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David Rogerson
04 DECEMBER 2008

National Gallery shows the world's oldest profession

"London's National Gallery will be showing the work Hoerengracht, by Ed and Nancy Kienholz, in November next year. The walk–in installation recreates, in meticulous detail, the 'whores' canal' of Amsterdam's (in)famous red light district."

(The Guardian, UK)

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David Rogerson
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