13 April 2012
exhibition: hylozoic series
Notoriously difficult to define, Philip Beesley’s installations are showcased in New Zealand for the very first time.
This is definitely no ordinary exhibition. In fact, Philip Beesley’s installations are a bit like how wonderland might look if it were to be conceived in the future by a group of scientists, naturists and robots.
Gracing our shores this week, this internationally renowned architect is showcasing the next installment of his Hylozoic series as part of the 2012 DeSForM Conference: Meaning Matter Making, a conference that celebrates and explores all things in the digital creativity realm. To be exhibited at Wellington’s City Gallery, Beesley’s works are ethereal and complex, pieces of ‘living architecture’ created from artificial materials and embedded with electronics that imitate the processes found in biological forms. These creatures of Beesley’s are also responsive, their intricate links and skeletal patterns fitted with sensors so that they respond to any movement around them, twitching and twisting to create strangely poetic works of art.
Strongly aligned with both the DeSForM Conference and Wellington’s 2040 future living initiative, this is the first time Beesley’s work has exhibited in New Zealand and serves as a key contemporary reference for those looking towards the future of architecture, whatever form it may take.
19 April – 10 June.
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