Storefront for Art & Architecture

May 11, 2015

“If one really wants to dance on the tightrope, one needs to first tension the wire.”

Siegfried Ebeling, 1926, Space as Membrane

JB1.: Jamming Physiques is definitely an immersive installation that transforms Storefront’s gallery space right into a laboratory. Cellular phone, a collaboration between sci-fi artist Lucy McRae and architect and computational designer Skylar Tibbits with MIT’s Self-Set up Lab, explores the connection between human physiques and also the matter that surrounds them.

JB1.: Jamming Physiques collapses architecture, technology, and art right into a single object. While skin usually demarcates the transition between exterior and interior, this experimental installation transforms skin right into a membrane that works as both. A threshold toward an area of total interiority or total exteriority, JB1. is definitely an animate continuum that concurrently holds and modifies human physiques and space. Mixing the plasticity of mutable microorganisms using the rigidity of architectural forms, JB1. brings architecture and it is subject right into a single space. A breathing, morphable wall, JB1. animates your building enclosure by absorbing and expulsing the climate around it while blending the physiques that it interacts.

With this particular project, McRae and Tibbits, together with MIT’s Self-Set up Lab, explore pneumatic architectural skins as well as their potential programs to the way forward for health, fitness, fashion, furniture, and nil gravity. JB1. is both a set up and gratifaction piece, and serves to research the implications of fabric transformation and self-reconfiguring membranes around the feeling, behavior, and physiology from the body.

JB1. takes the type of Storefront’s gallery wall as an item of departure, supplying through its various iterations and forms a number of creates display as physiques (site visitors towards the gallery) communicate with cellular phone.

JB1. may be the first iteration of the research study around the scalability of granular jamming for spatial programs. “Jamming” entails a procedure through which disordered materials can reversibly switch between liquid, solid, and semi-solid states by growing density. Cellular phone requires reciprocal action by human physiques for that total fulfillment and observation of variables for example tunable stiffness, reconfiguration, morphability, and dynamic internal/exterior forms.

Through this exhibition, Store for Art and Architecture is changed right into a lab space to check questions of scale, geometry, and temporality in relationship towards the shape, size, intensity, and volume of contaminants define physical structures.

JB1. may be the first collaboration between McRae and Tibbits, who gather their expertise to make a pioneering large-scale jammable furniture along with a body-focused space. This prototype, a combination from a playground along with a laboratory test room, explodes inherited ideas within many industries and disciplines, putting morphable space and the entire body in the center of conversations about the way forward for science, technology, health, and fitness, too as with the conceptual and material definitions in our everyday spaces of inhabitation.

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This exhibition is made possible with the generous support from the the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s Artistic Innovation and Collaboration Program.

Jamming Physiques may be the third in a number of projects commissioned by Store using the support from the Rauschenberg Foundation. The grant supports collaborations that leave innovative work between people across disciplinary fields. Previous displays presented at Store included in the program include

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