• branching morphogenesis

    branching morphogenesis
    philadelphia PENNSYLVANIA

    suckerPUNCH: describe your project.

    sabin + jones labstudio: branching morphogenesis explores fundamental processes in living systems and their potential application in architecture. the project investigates part-to-whole relationships revealed during the generation of branched structures formed in real-time by interacting lung endothelial cells placed within a 3d matrix environment. the installation materializes five slices in time that capture the force network exerted by interacting vascular cells upon their matrix environment.

    design team: jenny SABIN and andrew LUCIA with peter lloyd JONES and annette FIERRO

    the time lapses manifest as five vertical, interconnected layers made from over 75,000 cable zip ties. gallery visitors are invited to walk around and in-between the layers, and immerse themselves within an organic and newly created “datascape” fusing dynamic cellular change with the body and human occupation, all through the constraints of a ready-made.

    sP: what or who influenced this project?

    s + j l: angiogenesis and films of networking lung endothelial cells developed in the jones lab.

    sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?

    s + j l: reading: the user illusion by tor norretranders, formalized music by iannis xenakis; various essays on the intersections between science, art & architecture by buckminster fuller and le corbusier

    listening to: keyboard study #2 by terry riley; fip radio paris

    watching: a zed and 2 noughts by peter greenaway; one of a kind, choreography by jiri kylian and set design by atsushi kitagawara; fishing with john by john lurie,

    sP: whose work is currently on your radar?

    s + j l: anton zeilinger, atsushi kitagawara, georges jeronimidis, mina bissell

    production and simulation:
    dwight ENGEL
    matthew LAKE
    christopher LEE
    austin MCINERNY
    marta MORAN
    misako MURATA
    jones lab members

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    • efj Says:

      Nice job!!!I wish i can experience the piece in person to get an idea of how the piece relates to human form/interaction.