patrick harrop

Remedios


Remedios’ Terrarium is a responsive environment. It’s a set of diverse responses to the fable of autopoiesis, imagining living systems as palimpsests of organic plants, woven textile, filament, air, projected video, sound, sensor data, and occasionally, people. Our goal is not to make objects or even particular pieces of media, but events. Its continuously evolving responsive environment changes weather and behavior according to the hour and the day, and according to what’s happening inside or outside its porous boundaries.

The Remedios’ Terrarium is also a philosophical investigation carried out in the form of material experiments made of experimental modes of matter. The main Gallery acts as an alchemical vessel mixing multiple species of matter responding to activity inside and outside the space: calligraphic video and sound, plastic cells, structured light, and in certain moments, performers. Other chambers contain sculptural reflections on the terrarium. We compose the exhibition as two and a half week long event breathing according to clocks as well as contingent states.

Remedios’ Terrarium features works by affiliates of the Topological Media Lab from Special Individualized Programs, Humanities PhD Program, MFA Studio Arts program, Design Computation Arts, Computer Science, Contemporary Dance, Electroacoustics, Theatre, and the University of Manitoba / Department of Architecture, and Pneuma.

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Remedios’ Terrarium is a responsive environment. It’s a set of diverse responses to the fable of autopoiesis, imagining living systems as palimpsests of organic plants, woven textile, filament, air, projected video, sound, sensor data, and occasionally, people. Our goal is not to make objects or even particular pieces of media, but events. Its continuously evolving responsive environment changes weather and behavior according to the hour and the day, and according to what’s happening inside or outside its porous boundaries.

The Remedios’ Terrarium is also a philosophical investigation carried out in the form of material experiments made of experimental modes of matter. The main Gallery acts as an alchemical vessel mixing multiple species of matter responding to activity inside and outside the space: calligraphic video and sound, plastic cells, structured light, and in certain moments, performers. Other chambers contain sculptural reflections on the terrarium. We compose the exhibition as two and a half week long event breathing according to clocks as well as contingent states.

Remedios’ Terrarium features works by affiliates of the Topological Media Lab from Special Individualized Programs, Humanities PhD Program, MFA Studio Arts program, Design Computation Arts, Computer Science, Contemporary Dance, Electroacoustics, Theatre, and the University of Manitoba / Department of Architecture, and Pneuma.

Harrop, Hasdell, Topological Media Lab: FOFA Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, QC 2008

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