DUSTIN D. WIEBE, Research in Residence at the Centre for Architectural Structures and Technology
LAWRENCE BIRD, Winnipeg
NIKOLE BOUCHARD, University of Wisconsin
GYUNGJU CHYON & JOHN SADAR, Parsons School of Design
LANCELOT COAR, University of Manitoba
JORGE RIVERA & RYAN STEC, Carleton University
MYUNG DUK CHUNG
Mediating Fabrics: Poetic Canvas
The world around us moves in emotional and wonderful ways. We spend the earlier parts of our lives learning about our environment through perception and interaction. We expect the physical world around us to behave consistently with our perceptual memory.
- James Tu, Dynamic Bodies course description, Spring 2003, ITP.
Taking inspiration from the complex forms documented in the 1899 drawings of Radiolaria by Ernst Haeckel, the wall becomes a discussion of forces pulling towards two points. Only through the communication of forces from each side of the membrane to the other is the form found. Once the forces reach equilibrium they are captured, frozen in time and place.
After understanding, simulating and incorporating the physical world, digital simulation is merged into the beautiful physical canvas formed by ice and fabric. Flying particles follow the forces of vector fields generated by the node points of the canvas, which play a significant role in the making process. The velocity of particles is accelerated by the speed wind of Winnipeg, Manitoba. From the perceptual memories of natural movement, we hope that it will give more poetic experience to the users.
Poetic Canvas is manifested in collaboration with M.Arch students Fatima Naeem, Tyler Sample and Luxiameng Yang.
Myung Duk Chung is a visiting researcher-in-residence at the University of Manitoba’s Centre for Architectural Structures and Technology (C.A.S.T.). He is researching new techniques of fabric formwork and its convergence with diverse medium. His interest is in co-merging softness and hardness, exploring new ways to fabricate various objects. From toy making to large installation and web-based platforms, he explores flexible materials as a malleable platform.
photo: Sarah Stasiuk [M2 Architecture]
The 2018 Atmosphere Symposium is co-chaired by: Lisa Landrum and Liane Veness with the support of the Faculty's Cultural Events Committee and the Centre for Architectural Structure and Technology (C.A.S.T.); web design and graphics support by Tali Budman (ED4 Architecture student), and administrative support from Brandy O’Reilly (Faculty of Architecture, Partners Program).
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