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 & Little Wonder, New York
10 Kinds of Fog
Tranquil… still… foreboding… we never really see fog so much as see through it; its immersive haze enwraps everything in an air of mystery. A profound interaction of ground and sky, fog masks details, occluding light and diminishing shadow, to create a flattening depthlessness. Fog also amplifies depth as it draws a veil of intimacy, making everything distant more distant, and drawing everything close even closer. Yet, we never really see it…
10 Kinds of Fog is a video installation that explores and demonstrates how the depthless, formless phenomenon of fog can assume different forms, structures, and textures. It approaches fog as a material to design with — jointly shaped by the interactions of materials, air quality and designer — rather than a phenomenon which merely happens. Water is ultrasonically transformed to fog and propelled through different modulators and textiles. Different combinations of these and fan speeds become like costumes, while the air becomes a partner for the fog to act with, as the fog assumes different characters: wispy and buoyant, heavy and slithering, turbid and tempestuous, or eerie and still.
High definition video captures the magical effects that result from the relation between maker, materials and milieu, as the constructions of ultrasonic foggers, fans, textiles and modulators and the atmosphere itself imbue the fog with different textures, weights, and movements. It reveals qualities arising from the interplay of fog, textiles and air that otherwise escape us. The resolution and scale of the video projection amplifies nuances that would ordinarily be overlooked, akin to a portrait, and in doing so, it effuses an uncanny quality.
LANCELOT COAR, University of Manitoba
JORGE RIVERA & RYAN STEC, Carleton University
MYUNG DUK CHUNG
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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