WICI Seminar: Responsive Environments: Transitional Fields with Philip Beesley
The presentation will present field-oriented experimental architecture installations including the recent Hylozoic Soil and Epithelium series, composed of densely massed flexible networks fitted with interactive kinetic components. Drawing from the interactive behaviours of these installations, discussion about implications of interactive architecture will be offered. The argument pursues mutually dependent post-humanist relationships.
Philip Beesley is an associate professor in the School of Architecture, University of Waterloo who practices digital media art, experimental and applied architecture. His work in the last two decades has focused on field-oriented sculpture and landscape installations. His projects in the past several years have increasingly worked with immersive digitally fabricated lightweight 'textile' structures, and the most recent generations of his work feature interactive kinetic systems that use dense arrays of microprocessor, sensors and actuator systems. Current projects include the Canadian pavilion for the Venice Biennale.