DIGITAL TERRARIA

Living Sculpture Series

DIGITAL TERRARIA

Living Sculpture Series


TYPE

🌓 Mixed reality sculpture


ROLE

🎨 Artist


FOR

Studio work


LOCATION

📍 MIT Media Lab


DATES

📆 Spring 2018


SERVICES

🎓 AR / XR Design Theory

🔮 Conceptual Development

  • 👀 Creative Research
  • ⚗️ Experimental R&D

🖱️ 3D Modeling

📐 Shop Drawings

  • 🔨 Woodcraft

💻 Systems Design & Spec.

🚀 Motion Graphics

🦺 Installation

✨Projection Mapping

🎞️ Video Documentation

💬Talks


SERIES

Living Sculptures

NATURE x TECHNOLOGY


Nature and technology seem to be inherently at odds with each other. The processes of manufacturing digital devices pollutes or otherwise degrades the environment, while nature is quick to destroy and reclaim delicate technology with rust, dust, bugs, and humidity.


Nature and technology represent the ends of the spectrum of civilization. On one end, the elemental water and earth from which life emerged, and on the other end the latest and greatest concentration of humanity's collective intelligence and efforts.


The DIGITAL TERRARIA series was born out of an impulse to wrap the ends of this spectrum onto each other, like a color wheel blends red and ultraviolet into the illusion of a seamless loop.


The lushness of color, movement, and texture that results from the pairing of nature and technology is undeniably captivating. Yet, the tension between the two persists, manifesting in the compounding upkeep needed to maintain lockstep between two hungry ecosystems. The chimeric systems must be supplied with water, nutrients, sunlight, and electricity, and regularly pruned and edited to form.



" A contemporary penjing.

A neo bonsai. "


[ Quadriptych, 2018 ]

Quadriptych, 2018


Set of four living sculptures supported by a single pico projection enclosure and digital animations.


(wood, live mosses, pico projection)


infinite duration (multiple asynchronous loops)

sculpture: 9 x 9 x 8 in; 23 x 23 x 20 cm

20 x 20 x 28 in; 51 x 51 x 71 cm

living sculptures:

animations:


Hillside I (hypnum cupressiforme), 2018

(iter. 1, VHF Blight), 2018

(iter. 2, Synaptic Bloom), 2018

(iter. 3, Uphill Fever), 2018


Outcrop I (leucobryum glaucum), 2018

(iter. 1, Flora Velva), 2018

(iter. 2, Synaptic Bloom), 2018

(iter. 3, Parasympathetic Diffusion), 2018

(iter. 4, Parasympathetic Diffusion), 2018


Gulley I (hypnum cupressiforme), 2018

(iter. 1, Sprites), 2018


Flats I (hypnum cupressiforme & leucobryum glaucum), 2018

(iter. 1, Flora Velva), 2018

(iter. 2, Sympathetic Alignment), 2018

(iter. 3, Parasympathetic Diffusion), 2018



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HILLSIDE


Hillside I (hypnum cupressiforme), 2018


Living sculpture accompanied by pico projection enclosure and digital animation.


(wood, live moss, pico projector)


infinite duration (multiple asynchronous loops)

sculpture: 4 x 4 x 8 in; 10 x 10 x 20 cm

enclosure: 12 x 12 x 18 in; 30 x 30 x 46 cm

HILLSIDE ANIMATIONS

iter. 1

VHF Blight

iter. 2

Synaptic Bloom

iter. 3

Uphill Fever


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OUTCROP

Outcrop, 2018

Living sculpture accompanied by pico projection enclosure and digital animation.


(wood, live moss, pico projector)


infinite duration (multiple asynchronous loops)

sculpture: 4 x 4 x 6 in; 10 x 10 x 15 cm

enclosure: 12 x 12 x 18 in; 30 x 30 x 46 cm

iter. 1

Flora Velva

iter. 2

Synaptic Bloom

iter. 3

Parasympathetic Diffusion


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GULLEY

Gulley, 2018

Living sculpture accompanied by pico projection enclosure and digital animation.


(wood, live moss, pico projector)


infinite duration (multiple asynchronous loops)

sculpture: 4 x 4 x 4 in; 10 x 10 x 10 cm

enclosure: 12 x 12 x 18 in; 30 x 30 x 46 cm

iter. 1

Sprites


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FLATS

Flats, 2018

Living sculpture accompanied by pico projection enclosure and digital animation.


(wood, live moss, pico projector)


infinite duration (multiple asynchronous loops)

sculpture: 4 x 4 x 2 in; 10 x 10 x 5 cm

enclosure: 12 x 12 x 18 in; 30 x 30 x 46 cm

iter. 1

Flora Velva

iter. 2

Sympathetic Alignment

iter. 3

Parasympathetic Diffusion


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