Hylozoic Series (2011) - Philip Beesley
Tens of thousands of lightweight digitally fabricated feather-like structures fitted with microprocessors and proximity sensors that react to human presence. This responsive environment functions like a giant lung that breathes in and out around its occupants. Arrays of touch sensors and shape memory alloy kinetic components create waves of empathic motion, luring visitors into a fragile forest of light.
Philip Beesley is an English artist now living in Canada. He is a professor at the School of Architecture, University of Waterloo and is known for his kinetic sculptures and large-scale immersive installations.......excerpts from Biennale website.
More illustrations in tomorrow's postings.
Biennale 2012, Cockatoo Island, Sydney, Australia (Sunday 15 Jul 2012 @ 11:41am)
ISO3200 | f/4 | 1/13sec | 17-40mm @ 40mm | AWB | raw