Inflatable Architectural Growth Workshop, Sunday, 9/5/10 – Tuesday, 9/14/10, 11am-7pm.
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Inflatable Architectural Growth (2010) is the first major robotic outdoor sculpture of American artist Chico MacMurtrie / Amorphic Robot Works using inflatable bodies technology.
The work consists of large arches, each five meters tall, growing out of organic hemispheric forms. Viewers experience this sculpture in different stages, starting with a fully retracted form on the bases. As the performance of the sculpture is triggered, the arches begin to inflate and grow out of their bases until they take their final form: a complex geometrical architecture. In their choreography, the inflatable bodies generate a wide range of percussive sounds, a profound and powerful respiration performed by the inner mechanism. Situated in the heart of this inflatable arena, the viewers become part of this unique and overwhelming visual and acoustic experience. Inflatable Architectural Growth attempts to further develop the Inflatable Bodies technology while creating a new dialogue between man, machine and architecture.
Inflatable Architectural Growth will be constructed inside South Hall as part of Out of the Garage Into the World and then installed in public space along South First Street from September 17-18, 2010.