Hoffmann-Dennert botanischer Bilderatlas
The Forty part Motet by Janet Cardiff has arrived at the National Gallery of Canada!
It will officially be open this weekend. The motet has been placed in the chapel, and is 40 individual recordings placed perfectly around the chapel to simulate the experience of partaking in a choir. As you walk around the room you experience the voice of each speaker, and the variations in acoustics from their perspective. Standing in the center you are hit with the full force of the choir. It is truly beautiful, brought both tears to my eyes and shivers down my spine.
“I placed the speakers around the room in an oval so that the listener would be able to really feel the sculptural construction of the piece by Tallis. You can hear the sound move from one choir to another, jumping back and forth, echoing each other and then experience the overwhelming feeling as the sound waves hit you when all of the singers are singing.” Cardiff
Fractal Neurons by Anthony Mattox.
“This is a great illustration of what I find so fascinating about fractals. Computers are often considered the antithesis of organic growth, however, their incredible ability to replicate such processes seems to be in the very nature of object oriented programming. The complexity that can be formed from such simple rules and patterns continues to amaze me.” Mattox
Britta Riley gives a talk on TED about the collaborative movement happening to create indoor gardening systems for apartments.
Professor Alexander’s Botanical Vasculum- Steamed 300 Watt Moss Terrarium
These terrariums are re-using incandescent bulbs to create a home for some simple botany in your home! This particular one even has a solar powered LED light in it so that it creates shadows when the other lights are turned off. Click the photos to visit the shop :)
Sculptor Michael Kukla creates organic cell like sculptures. Inspired by the beauty of nature, he creates compositions that, balanced with positive and negative space, appear to be naturally formed.
Ackroyd And Harvey,create time based installation based pieces, using grass seedlings and the architecture of the space.
“Mariele Neudecker uses glassware intended for the chemistry laboratory and miniature lighthouses in her work, 4.7 km = ~ 3 Miles or ~ 2.5 Nautical Miles.”
Currently exhibited in Preternatural, Museum of Nature, Ottawa ON
Hunting the Hidden Dimension, A very beautiful documentary on fractals and their role in nature.
“You may not know it, but fractals, like the air you breathe, are all around you. Their irregular, repeating shapes are found in cloud formations and tree limbs, in stalks of broccoli and craggy mountain ranges, even in the rhythm of the human heart. In this film, we takes viewers on a fascinating quest with a group of maverick mathematicians determined to decipher the rules that govern fractal geometry.”