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February 12 - March 31
Uwe Rieger / Yinan Liu
12 February – 31 March 2019
AV Gallery, The Pah Homestead
The Opening Night – 11th February 2019 at 6pm
LightWing is an interactive installation at the intersection of architecture, art and technology. The kinetic object explores the digital augmentation of structure and materiality, and creates a mysterious sensation of tactile data.
The installation is based on a mixed-reality design strategy that combines physical construction with holographic imagery and sound. The hybrid design object is a fusion of both physical and digital reality. Upon the touch of the visitor, the structure oscillates through space and generates dynamic constructions of light. The combination of tracking sensors, real time computing and simple anaglyph (red/cyan) projection technology allows multiple visitors to simultaneously and collaboratively experience an augmented reality environment.
The project was developed by Uwe Rieger and Yinan Liu at the arc/sec Lab for Digital Spatial Operations at the University of Auckland. The Lab investigates concepts for a world in which digital information is both connected to spatial appearance and linked to material properties. The Lab utilizes prototypes and large scale interactive installations as the driving force for the exploration of tangible digital information. The underlying research aims to re-connect the intangible computer world to multisensory human perceptions and intuitive forms of engagement. Experiments at the Lab are the starting point for both the development of practice oriented applications and a speculation on the future of our built environment.
Uwe Rieger studied physics and architecture in Germany. He is co-founder of the Berlin-based interdisciplinary group [kunst + technik] e.V. and the architecture office XTH-berlin. His work is focused on responsive architectural systems using mixed reality concepts. His projects have been internationally published, and exhibited at renown institutions such as the National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, the Museum of Modern Art Barcelona (Spain), the National Museum of Indonesia, the Venice Biennale (Italy), the International Building Exhibition IBA (Germany) and the Ars Electronica Festival (Austria). Since 2006 he is an Associate Professor at the University of Auckland, where he has established the arc/sec Lab for Digital Spatial Operations.
Yinan Liu is an architectural graduate from the University of Auckland. Since beginning of 2017, she has been the Coordinator of the Digital Research Hub at the School of Architecture and Planning and the head programmer at the arc/sec Lab for Spatial Digital Operations. Her artistic work have been presented at Q-theatre and the Ars Electronica Festival (Austria). www.arc-sec.com
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