lunedì 20 dicembre 2010

A new project upcoming: Drops

Drops is a project standing in the drawer since last year because of the economical difficulties for the production. Is the idea that borns from the question of water on the planet. Is the idea of making a space where humankind can investigate the power she has on nature, and so how many power has mankind to control nature moving in a certain way in the space. I thought that the best way to let think human about nature, in a special "unifying" way, was to put us in front of the basic component of what we call life. Below a little description of the concept and of the technical operating system that further explain what already exposed.


An aquatic sound environment where the spectator is able to control a water fall with her body never coming in touch with the drops of rain.

The spectator enters an environment where the range of freedom is amplified: the water flow is controlled by the body moving in the space.

Humankind has the power to control nature when nature becomes the unicum of the objects surrounding. Overcome the dualism of human and natural environment as separate entities means to look at reality as complexity and to nature as the unique overall flow of the multiple facets of the same reality.

Water is the basic element of life in nature.

Water is the millenary matter and map of the flux of humanity and is the first component of all the known forms of life. Is the duality of the molecules composing it and the power of the link between these.

Availability of water is the primary issue of humankind. The human community aim concerns controlling the environment to keep the harmony of life floating.

System description

A transparent cube is made by plastic and plexiglass transparent pipes and components each side of the entire structure measuring 3 meters. A floor structure of intersected circles on the ground gather the water flowing from the ceiling.

The water is pumped continuously from the container under the floor (20cm high) where four electric pumps connected to a computer are hided.

From the four poles composing the structure a series of pipes arrives to feed water continuously to a grid of 100 to 300 solenoid electrovalves (the ones common used in washing machines). Water falls continuously from the ceiling.

The electric water valves are connected to a computer that translates in real time the position of any form of life under the ceiling into a video matrix. The water doesn’t fall in the real time position covered by any form of life passing through the installation.

Any movement in the water falls environment produces real time changes in a sound environment generative and produced by the water drops in the container under the floor.

Four speakers are hided into the structure.

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