suckerPUNCH: Describe your project:
MONAD Studio: Rhythmicity is a wall installation developed for Art Center South Florida, as part of the exhibition “Unpredictable Patterns of Behavior” in Miami.
The project embodies rhythmical patterns of growth found in temporal processes of species native to Florida, such as the behavior of strangler fig trees—these operate by growing aerial roots that attach to the host tree in multiple bundles, exerting pressure and depleting the host over time.
The design considers such process as expression of the capacity of symbiotic systems to graft themselves upon select environments, developing pulsating rhythms that multiply the synchronic potential of the layered devices, and augment the robustness of the overall assemblage.
In this case, the environment was fabricated as a smooth and striated, monolithic field upon which bundled chains of 3d printed components were nested, simultaneously affecting the environment and being distorted by the existing surface pressures of the landscape-host. Critical to the behavioral patterns of the assemblage is the notion of incremental difference being telegraphed across the minor scale of the components, and amplified throughout the extended field.
Principal designers: Eric Goldemberg & Veronica Zalcberg.
Design team: Noel Palacios & Patrick Soares.