Telluric Vibrations, UCLA Botanical Gardens – Los Angeles

Tour: If You Hold the Stone Hold it in Your Hand – COVID19 Data Sculptures

Clarissa Ribeiro

Samstag, 12. September 2020, 16:00 - 17:00
Alle Termine werden in der Mitteleuropäischen Sommerzeit (MESZ / UTC+2) angegeben.

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The installation “If You Hold the Stone Hold It in Your Hand” (2020) consists of a series of 7 (seven) data-driven sculptures algorithmically generated using data from the World Health Organization referring to the number of cases per country of covid19 – selected here the 7 countries with the highest number of cases – United States, Russia, Brazil, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy and France. WHO Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Dashboard online data is the numerical entry that generates a cloud of points in Rhino6 environment having as the limiting box the geometry of a human hand. From the points population series of superposed surfaces are generated and converted into meshes that, inflated, emerge as geometric intricate contaminations in the base geometry of the hand, overflowing the numerical skin. The aggressive geometry breaks the subtlety of the gesture – an impossible hands-holding. The impossibility of touching, the invisible danger of the presence of a virus on the hands surface – the need of social distancing; the presence of potentially sick bodies. The work speaks of the fear of the invisible, the unknown, intangible but potentially deadly.

LIVE: Data-Driven Algorithmic Design and 4-axes CNC Carving After a short talk sharing a few aspects of the poetics focusing on algorithmic design, we invite the online audience for a lab visit and we will set up a 4-axis CNC to carve one of the data-sculptures live.

Number of participants: open to all who are interested in joining online

Registration deadline: Friday, September 11th

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