Workshop: Day 3

posted Nov 21, 2010, 3:58 PM by Biomodd LBA2   [ updated Nov 21, 2010, 4:22 PM by Diego S. Maranan ]
Today Nic and Monica have begun the construction of a large tower built out of the metal cases of the computers that were disassembled during the first few days of the workshop. The goal is to create a 4m tall structure that hovers over the entire installation. Each case is positioned on the underlying case in 30 degree angle resulting in a spiraling vertical structure. The tower will house reconfigured computers and plant life, and will serve as a supporting structure for an algae circulation system. This circulation system is planned to run through a large part of the space. The algae that are currently being cultured in Kibla have been in use for a diversity of international art projects since 2002, and are essentially a mix of Belgian, American, Filipino and Slovenian variants of the ubiquitous Chlorella species. They are silent witnesses and represent the accumulation of past experiences with different communities throughout the world.

The tower has now been placed in its final position. The next steps are determining where and how to include computer units, and how to integrate plant life, algae, and case modding lighting.