23 de setembro de 2012

NOW and WHEN Australian Urbanism

From the 16 June - 23 September

Taiwan - Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts - Galleries 104

Quem organiza:
Australian Institute of Architects and Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts

NOW and WHEN: Australian Urbanism exhibition is a major project of the Australian Institute of Architects. It was the Australian Exhibition at the 12th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale 2010.

“Though outback and bush myths remain seminal to our culture, there is no doubt that the Australian collective consciousness is now urban.” Said Ivan Rijavec, Co-creative Director of the NOW and WHEN Australian Urbanism exhibition.

This exhibition features images of some Australia’s most thought provoking urban and non-urban regions as they are “NOW”, before dramatically representing futuristic urban environments as they may be “WHEN” we reach 2050 and beyond.

Using ground-breaking 3D stereoscopic technology of which Australia is now the forefront, this exhibition showcases the Australian architectural imagination, allowing visitors to move around a range of existing and hypothetical urban environments. In the exhibition, architecture is used as a medium to express the psychological and emotional reactions to the present and the future, and the urban visions are presented in terms of spirit rather than practical solutions to problems.

The teams two-part NOW and WHEN Australian Urbanism exhibition will highlight three of Australias most interesting urban regions as they are now, before dramatically representing futuristic urban environments as they may be when we reach 2100.

NOW will feature current urban environments in Sydney, Melbourne and Surfers Paradise. Stereoscopic visuals will show contrasting views of these cities from macro-scapes at 20,000 feet to helicoptering views of urban and architectural icons at close range. All three cities will be filmed at dusk, when the Australian urban spectacle becomes luminous and articulate in conveying the way our cities work.

WHEN will dare to imagine Australian urban spaces in 91 years time, with the intent of catapulting urban debate into eye-popping visceral entertainment set in a soundscape. Australian architects will be asked to submit 3D entries for inclusion by entering an Ideas for Australian Cities 2100 national competition. A range of entries will then be chosen focusing on the creative potential of architecture.

Two stereo screens mounted back to back at the rear of the upper and lower exhibition spaces will be the focus of the installation. An urban themed black and white geometric matrix will be projected on the walls, floors and ceilings of both levels leading to two stereo screens, which will feature the urban environments in continuous three minute loop cycles.

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