Columbia University GSAPP
critics: François ROCHE & Ezio BLASETTI with Luis Felipe PARIS.
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
(n)certainties: Vertigo is an installation for the final presentation and exhibition of the (n)certainties Studio at Columbia University GSAPP with François Roche, Ezio Blasetti and Luis Felipe Paris. The installation examines material behavior by investigating processes of design computation that are synthesized with physical materialization.
The goal was to understand, document, and research “embedded form,” which is the latent material gestalt of any material system. The material used was pork intestines (2 km) due to its inherent impermanence, integrating a notion of “life span”. This was supplemented by themes such as catenaries and shrinking with the aim of transforming controlled trajectories from Computing to Biotopic affects.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
(n)certainties: Bangkok, komodo dragons, and the sensation of loss of balance.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
(n)certainties: Reading: J.G. Ballard, High Rise; & James Patterson, ZOO; Michael Ledwidge.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
Project team: Filippos Filippidis, Carlos García Fernández, Allen Ghaida, Nikolaos Vlavianos, Hamid Malhooz, Dimitrios Spiropoulos, Wei Huang, and Bian Lin with Kamilla Csegzi.