Corpora in Si(gh)te

Corpora in Si(gh)te

Sota Ichikawa(JP), Max Rheiner (CH ), Ákos Maróy (HU) ,Kaoru Kobata (JP), Satoru Higa (JP), Hajime  Narukawa  (JP), / doubleNegatives Architecture / /

Honorary Mention Hybrid Art

“Corpora in Si(gh)te” is a installation based on real-time processing of environmental data. A number of sensors are set up forming a mesh network throughout the target area in order to collect and distribute real-time environmental information such as temperature, brightness, loudness, humidity, wind direction and wind speed.

This sensor network can be seen as the nervous system of the virtual structure. The data collected from these sources is processed by software and translated into autonomous nodes which we call “super eyes.” These “super eyes” are the seeds for the virtual architecture of “Corpora” representing a cellular, distributed network of nodes that react through real-time processing, growing and subsiding like an organism. Each “super eye” collects environmental data from the closest sensor and makes local decisions independently of a central architect.

The “super eyes” inadvertently give rise to an architectural structure, both surrounding the exhibition building and neighborhoods. This “information architecture” of “super eyes” has its own spatial perception to make itself transform into various forms by relying on the “super eyes” spatial notation concept. The fluid character of this architecture occurs as a living form. Visitors can observe this process by augmented reality technology through cameras located at the target site.

Supported by YCAM—Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media
Műcsarnok; Kunsthalle Budapest, Hungary; CHB—Collegium Hungaricum Berlin; Transmediale.09

The project “Corpora” is formed by a collective of artists, known together as double Negatives Architecture (dNA). The dNA collective was founded in 1998 by Sota Ichikawa. The members are based in Japan, Switzerland, and Hungary, but regroup as a collective for the planning and design of every project. The main members of “Corpora” are Sota Ichikawa, Max Rheiner, Ákos Maróy and Kaoru Kobata.

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