SELECTION OF EXHIBITIONS & RESEARCH PROJECTS

+ White Oblique [2015]

Scenography for the exhibition "Poetics and Politics of Data" at the Haus der elektronische Künste (H3K). In collaboration with Sabine Himmelsbach, curator and director of H3K.
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White Oblique (of curiosities) consists in a long exhibition wall that articulates the "open space" of the museum, and that is expanded to constitute a "third space" inside the "white cube". It thus becomes a passage, so as an archive. This cabinet of curiosities presents the current state of development of the design research Inhabiting and Interfacing the Cloud(s), conducted at ECAL.
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Client: Haus der elektronische Künste (Basel, Switzerland), ECAL (Lausanne).
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Exhibition at the Haus der elektronischen Künste (Basel), 2015.
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documentation [pdf]

http://www.ecal.ch/

+ Datadroppers [2015]

Data commune and potential micronation that comes with its own flag, Datadroppers is an online service that provides the ability to share and use all static or dynamic data, becoming thenceforth public data that are freely accessible. The service is built around a minimum set of rules, it is "unsocial" and "unprofiled": there are no login and password, no terms of service, no profiling, no "friends", etc.
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Exhibition in the context of "Politics and Politics of Data", H3K (Basel, Switzerland), 2015. Curator: Sabine Himmlesbach.
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documentation [pdf]

http://blog.fabric.ch/
http://www.datadroppers.org

+ Deterritorialized Daylight [2013]

Evolutionary luminous artefact and artificial daylight based on the Deterritorialized Living open data feeds.
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Deterritorialized Daylight is an abstract, reverse engineered day that develops strange behaviors: daylight is always "on" but at different intensities (continuously oscillating between dusk, dawn, sunny day, cloudy day, etc.), nighttime therefore never occurs. The unique day that takes place within it doesn't have a start, nor an end. It is continuous.
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Exhibition during "Soleils numériques" at the Festival Acces(s) (Pau, France), 2013. Curator: Ewen Chardronnet.
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documentation [pdf]

http://blog.fabric.ch/

+ Deterritorialized Living [2013]

Artificial, "geo-engineered" troposphere (livable part of the atmosphere) delivered in the form of open data feeds. Created during a residency at the Tsinghua University (Beijing).
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Deterritorialized Living is an open source artificial troposphere that reverses our causal relationship to the natural rhythms of day and night, air quality, seasons, time. It is a “man made” environment where the atmosphere is the effect, continuously shaped from the global activities on the networks produced by humans and robots.
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With the support of Pro Helvetia.
Exhibited as an Associated Project during the Lisbon Architecture Triennale - Close, Closer - (Lisbon, Portugal), and the Festival Acces(s) (Pau, France), 2013. Curators: Beatrice Galilee and Ewen Chardronnet.
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documentation [pdf]

http://blog.fabric.ch/
http://www.deterritorialized.org/

+ Globale Surveillance [2012]

Architectural device created for a theatrical performance premiered at the Comédie de Caen, (France) National Drama Centre (CDN), then at MA Scéne Nationale (Montbéliard, France).
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Globale Surveillance is a joint project between French writer and essayist Eric Sadin and fabric | ch. It is a theatrical performance aroud the subjet of contemporary surveillance and the way it transforms society at large.
Actors are Laure Wolf and Gurshad Shaheman.
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With the support of the Swiss Office for Cultural Affairs, Pro Helvetia, the City of Lausanne, the Canton de Vaud and the Dicréam.
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documentation [pdf]

http://blog.fabric.ch
movie on vimeo (by NOhista)

+ (Paranoid) Shelter [2012]

(Paranoid) Shelter is an architectural device and installation that reassesses the "myth" of the (architectural) shelter, articulated, determined and shaped by a redundant environment of surveillance and monitoring technologies. The device can be presented either as an autonomous installation of its own or as an environment for a theatrical (Globale Surveillance).
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With the support of the Swiss Office for Cultural Affairs, Pro Helvetia, the City of Lausanne, the Canton de Vaud.
Exhibited at the EPFL-ECAL Lab (Renens, Switzerland) during a residency and in Caen (France) in the context of Eric Sadin's theatrical, Globale Surveillance.
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documentation [pdf]

http://blog.fabric.ch/
movie on vimeo

+ Arctic Opening [2010]

Light installation created for the MIMI 2010 festival, on the Frioul island (Marseilles, France).
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Arctic Opening is a temporary installation that illuminates a Mediterranean landscape at sunset to extend daylight in an artificial "second day". Software developed for this project analyzes weather data north of the Arctic Circle to allow the twenty LED tubes to reproduce the modulations of the Arctic sun until the dawn of the next day.
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With the support of Marseille-Provence 2013, AMI and Lumens8.
Exhibition at the MIMI Festival (Marseilles), 2010.
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documentation [pdf]

http://blog.fabric.ch/
movie on vimeo

+ I-Weather Apps [2010]

I-Weather applications for iPhone, iPad and Android mobile phones.
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Mobile artificial climate based on the open-source climate I-Weather. Applications for users permanently or temporarily deterritorialized.

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Exhibition at the 2010 01SJ Biennial (San Francisco).
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documentation [pdf]

http://blog.fabric.ch/
http://www.i-weather.org/download.html

+ I-Weather v. 2009 [2009]

Update of the artificial climate I-Weather, created in collaboration with Philippe Rahm in 2001. New wavelengths spectrum, based on the latest medical research on light therapy and chronobiology.
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Exhibition during the 01SJ Biennial (San Francisco).
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documentation [pdf]

http://www.i-weather.org

+ Satellite Daylight, 46°28'N [2007]

Light installation acquired by Nestlé for its contemporary art collection.
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Satellite Daylight, 46°28'N is a sample of daylight: one hour of terrestrial illumination, transmitted 'live' from the latitude of 46 degrees and 28 minutes North (46°28'N). Moving at the speed of a virtual satellite (7541m/s), it plays the whole spectrum of light variations in an abstract way.

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Client: Nestlé Switzerland (Vevey, Switzerland)
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Exhibition during Sensing Places at the Haus für elektronische Künste (Basel), 2012. Curator: Sabine Himmelsbach.
Part of Nestlé art collection, permanent exhibition at Nestlé's world headquarters (Vevey), since 2007.
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documentation [pdf]

movie on vimeo

+ Interférences dimensionnelles [2007]

Created for the exhibition « 70 architect(e)s » (Montreal, 19.09-21.10.2007), this architectural « matrix » combines, at various scales, spatial, temporal and climatic dimensions of a series of virtual and actual places. Athens, Brasilia, Dubai, the intersection of the arctic circle and the date line change, Montreal. Five interconnected referential places to propose new spatial situations.
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With the support of Pro Form
Exhibition at the Design Center of Montreal [2007]
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documentation [pdf]

+ Perpetual (Tropical) Sunshine [2006-2008]

Installation based on dimensional manipulations
Architectural space informed by a displaced tropical sun, defined by heat, distant place and time zones.
Abstract and never-ending, planetary form of day and of summer, diffused by a "spatial" screen composed of several hundreds of infrared light bulbs.
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With the support of the City of Lyon, the Federal Office of Cultural Affairs (OFC-BAK Switzerland), OSRAM.
Exhibitions at Lyon Lumičres Festival (Lyon), 2006, at Festival Emergences (Montpellier), 2007, at Article Biennial (Stavanger), 2007, at the Swiss Art Awards (Basel), 2008; at the Nuits Blanches of Paris, 2008 and Madrid, 2009, at the Transat Festival (Lausanne), 2012, and MAC Créteil (Paris), 2013, etc.

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documentation [pdf]

http://www.fabric.ch/pts/
movie on vimeo

+ (Tropical) Software [2006]

Software for the management of the installation Perpetual (Tropical) Sunshine.
Analysis of climate data in real time, independent management of hundreds of electric sources by DMX, control and information interfaces.
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With the support of the City of Lyon and the Federal Office of Cultural Affairs (OFC-BAK Switzerland).
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documentation [pdf]

http://www.fabric.ch/pts/

+ Rolling Micro-functions [2006-2007]

Research project about variable functionalities of SOHO (Small Office - Home Office) spaces. The project involves robotic micro-spatialities and micro-functions.
Workshop at ECAL with EPFL-DISAL research lab.
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documentation [pdf]

http://sketchblog.ecal.ch/variable_environment/

+ Variable Environment [2005-2007]

Leading a design+science research project for ECAL and EPFL about mobility and variable environments.

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Experimentations developed in partnership with EPFL - DISAL (Distributed Intelligent Systems and Algorithms Laboratory), Loop.pH (London), Ben Hooker (London), Philippe Rahm (Paris) and EPFL - MMSPG (Multimedia Signal Processing Institute).
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documentation [pdf]

http://sketchblog.ecal.ch

+ A.I. vs A.I. [2004]

A.I. vs A.I. // in self-space //. Architecture of "living room" for two artificial intelligences. Spatiality specific to machines defined from their point of view (surveillance camera). Unlimited autonomous dialogue between the two digital identities without human interaction.
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With the support of Pro Helvetia.
Exhibition at Museo Cantonale d'Arte de Lugano (Lugano), 2004 and at Centro Arte Moderna e Contemporanea della Spezia (La Spezia), 2005.
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documentation [pdf]

http://www.electroscape.org/004/
movie on vimeo

+ Electroscape 003 [2004]

Electronic edition of the Cahier d'artiste fabric | ch published by Pro Helvetia.
One reality in place of another and vice versa. The book takes the place of space, but the space is programmed to produce books.
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With the support of Pro Helvetia.

Exibition at the Swiss Art Awards and LISTE Art Fair (Basel, Switzerland).
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documentation [pdf]

http://www.electroscape.org/003/
http://cahiers.ch
movie on vimeo

+ Knowscape Mobile [2003-2005]

Extension of the localized physical space by an immersive territory of distributed knowledge and information. Knowspace Mobile is architectured from the browsing data of each user.
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Exhibitions:
MediaRuimte, Brussels [2005, GPS 50° 51' 15" / 004° 21' 7"], DIS2004, Cambridge [2004, GPS 42° 21' 45'' / -071° 05' 11''], HALLE 3.0, Basel [2003, GPS 47° 33' 48'' / 007° 36' 02''], SHARE, Boston [2003, GPS 42° 22' 21'' / -071° 06' 35'']
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documentation [pdf]

http://knowscape.fabric.ch/mobile/

+ Electroscape 002 [2002]

Commission to create the electronic extension of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Geneva (MAMCO). Creation of an hybrid architecture that combines physical and digital spaces.
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Client: MAMCO (Geneva, Switzerland).
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Exhibition at MAMCO on the occasion of the Version 2002 biennial (artist: Heimo Zobernig).
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documentation [pdf]

http://www.electroscape.org/002/

+ Electroscape 001 [2002]

Performance of shared architecture during Siggraph 2002.
Experimentation with the "screenscape" (1280x1024x768) concept.
Creative space shared between Switzerland, Belgium, Germany and the United States.
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Exhibition at Siggraph (San Antonio), 2002.
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documentation [pdf]

http://www.electroscape.org/001/

+ i-Light (v1.0) [2002]

Experimentation between network activity and electric intensity.
Luminous space generated by the flow of data from an information network.
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documentation [pdf]

+ I-Weather (v1.0) [2001]

Open source electronic climate for screens, mobile phones and other digital territories. I-Weather is the first artificial climate based on human biorhythms.
In collaboration with Décosterd & Rahm for the Museum für Gestaltung in Zurich.
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Exhibition at the Museum fur Gestaltung (Zürich), 2001.
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documentation [pdf]

http://www.i-weather.org/