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.
Plankton::Bar 30, Brussels, Belgium
Rachel Rosalen (I/BR) en Rafael Marchetti (I/RA)
Territories Complexity was presented at Bain::Connective, Plankton Bar 30, as a live-cinema performance. Guido Carlo Argan quotes Sausurre on his book “Art History as the History of Cities”: there are no cities but “urban situations”. Therefore, São Paulo consists of a complex of urban situations resulting articulated networks linking multi-scenic urban territories.
The region was mapped out with a GPS device and a video camera, not casting aside the interferences of these capture systems and from the environment.
The approaching processes to these new cartographers are achieved through the new electronic devices, using as key components the mapping, the collect and analysis of this information. It is from the analysis that the measuring and indexation mechanisms generate a data bank to build complex systems of visualization, according to strategies for specific readings needs. In this sense, the inhabitant or user of large cities are confronted at the begin of the third millennium with the concept of “local” in line with the multiple dynamics of the flux made up from contemporaneous articulations between: global and local, macro and micro. Furthermore, dynamics stimulated by the invasion of stock markets, speculations and the implementation of large scale systems of telecommunication and transport, all under the paradigm of new technologies.