The first implantation of Territories Complexity was in 2007, as a site-specific installation at SESC Paulista Art Gallery. Paulista Avenue is 2.8 Km long and has a conglomeration of skyscrapers holding public and private administration responsible for 46% Brazilian GDP. Paulista Ave. has 22 heliports, 40 telecommunication antennas, the flux of 1.5 million people, 100 thousand vehicles and 100 helicopter takeoffs per day. Based on this information, this economical area was mapped using different capturing devices and stored in an audio-visual database.
The space was designed to be an asymmetric kaleidoscopic formed by two projections and mirrored panels, creating a polyphonic multiplicity, discontinued and immanent, which represents complex urban situations. The space combines dynamically two different ways of interacting: local and remote. Locally, two ultra-sound sensors regulate the scales of GPS information reading the distance between the interactor and the interface. If the interactor is close to the interface, the information level revealed is more abstract, as the pure GPS data, if the interactor is further, it’s possible to see the geographic coordinate of Paulista Avenue. The remote interaction consists in getting the Paulista Avenue sound in real time using the Internet, which influences the rhythm of the projected landscape in the space.
COMMENTS: for the exhibition at Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, the implementation of the microphone in São Paulo was a collaboration between SESC Paulista Ave. and the artists.
16/10/09 – 12 /12/09
Espacio Fundación Telefónica | Arte y Tecnología BA
exhibition / muestra “Geografías Celulares”
curator / comisario: Marcus Bastos
10/11/09 – 13/12/09
Exposição: SESC Av. Paulista – Internet Livre
talk/ mesa redonda: Marcus Bastos, Rafael Marchetti e Rachel Rosalen
Talks/ video presentations: DIY Festival Zurich, Kunstraum Walcheturm Zurich, Plugin Basel, In Between You and Me – Victoria Theater, Malmö and Subte Uruguai.