In the frame of binary expressions– complexity vs. simplicity, divergent vs. convergent, the expected vs. the unexpected, and so on, a set of rules can determine a series of compositions to create a spatial domain or ‘zone’ by balancing two vectors.
This Masterclass consists of two parts.
The Presentation seeks to foster a discussion around serial yet non-linear modes of spatial production, advocating for the adoption of the ethics and aesthetics of block-base "discrete" forms of constitution - digital and physical spaces and modes of interaction.
The Workshop will conduct exploration and experiment into the "right" (right as in "necessary") tune, the "mood," the dynamic balance between order and chaos — in other words, a complex dynamism. The seriality aimed at here is neither total genericness (the repetition of the same) nor continuous differentiation (the repetition of the different) but rather a balance of two binary facets.
*Prerequisite for the Workshop:
Given the transient nature of the workshop, participants will not be required to design in real time but to follow exercises conducted through a few software —basic understanding of Rhino + Grasshopper, Unreal5, and Blender, although not mandatory, is a+++.
About the Instructor(s):
formAxioms was established in 2018 by Eva Castro and Federico Ruberto as a research framework, agency, and teaching cluster. The laboratory prototypes spaces-interfaces-infrastructures for trans-subjective and collaborative-participatory operations, working to re-discover the emancipatory potential of art and design. formAxioms is a curatorial core at HotHouse.
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PRESENTATION 1.5 h
It's (in-)complete I It's (in-)finite I It's (un-)connected I It's unique(-s) I It adds I It sum(mon)s up I It (re-)aggregates I It generates complexity upon the simplicity of the unit I It promotes a distributed way of thinking about form in terms of ongoing formation I It requires the development of a logic of adjacencies and consensual responsibilities I It fosters collaborative efforts in the production of communal environments I … I … I … I The talk presents a case for serial yet non-linear modes of spatial production, advocating for the adoption of the ethics and aesthetics of block-base, "discrete" forms of constitution –
digital and physical spaces and modes of interaction.
WORKSHOP* 1.5 h
Formal studies on patterns and rules are conducted iteratively to understand the "divergent" or "convergent" nature of series. These experiments in "serialized" composition (made of discrete parts, potentially prefabricated) are conducted in order to create an environment, an atmosphere, a spatial domain, a "zone" determined by balancing two vectors: that of "difference" and that of "repetition". The seriality aimed at here is neither total genericness (the repetition-of-the-same) nor continuous differentiation (the repetition-of-the-different). The experiments are conducted to discover the "right" (right as in "necessary") tune, the "mood", the dynamic balance between order and chaos — in other words, a complex dynamism. Series shall emerge via rules by relying on discrete sets of components operating at different levels and utilizing various interlocking operations — non-linear forms of organization.