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IKA / newT / Last makation BKK / May 2017 / 1 ton of fibre concrete / robot 7 axes / movie under editing

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MArch Studio : Analogue Digital Production


François Roche | Damjan Minovski

Preamble / The studio invites students to participate in developing a counter-proposal to urban master-planning through 7 axes robots / Arduino open-source electronics platforms / bio-plastic... cutting edge technology.
Scenario / In an abandoned street or area of the future city of… a group of citizens, students, workers, the unemployed, LGBT persons, crypto-anarchists, or just tourists coming from the past or the future, are facing a diffuse enemy. Every day, they prepare their defence against any possible aggression, and work continuously on the consolidation and extension of their barricade. The barricade is the origin and the core of the group’s political and aesthetic organization. Nobody remembers clearly when they discovered that they were under threat, nor how this paranoid obsession settled in their minds. At times, they doubt the reasons at the origin of their daily routine… but they have become used to the idea that the artefact the routine produces is the true agenda of their adventure. All of them have agreed to perpetuate this endless task; that is the cement of their small society made of traps and lines of escape. To pursue their everyday routine of city-making, questioning what a city should be, they use computation, robots, procedures, apparatuses… Buckminster Fuller’s Geodesic Domes of the 70s have been bartered for 7 axes robots…

 

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MArch Studio : Analogue Digital Production


François Roche | Damjan Minovski

References / “The Communards defending their revolutionary Paris against the government forces attacking from Versailles roam about the city like ants in Rimbaud’s poetry and their barricades bustle with activity like anthills. Why would Rimbaud describe the Communards whom he loves and admires as swarming ants? When we look more closely we can see that all of Rimbaud’s poetry is full of insects, particularly the sounds of insects, buzzing, swarming, and teeming. ‘Insect-verse’ is how one reader describes Rimbaud’s poetry, ‘music of the swarm’. The reawakening and reinvention of the senses in the youthful body – the centerpiece of Rimbaud’s poetic world –  takes place in the buzzing and the swarming of the flesh. This is a new kind of intelligence, a collective intelligence, a swarm intelligence, that Rimbaud and the Communards anticipated.”

Blog / https://www.new-territories.com/blog/mbassy/ 

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