Metastatic Envelope is a research / creation protocol interested in the expansion, magnification
and amplification of sonic and visual events outside of our immediate experience yet
ubiquitously present within our everyday environment. Architecture is the muse for this
project: the project seeks to explore the most minute of events within the building interface.
Using microscopic camera assemblies, high resolution microphones and digital video and
sound processing, Metastatic Envelope probes existing structures for resonant behaviors of
vibrant materials agitated by the latent behavior of seemingly inert material assemblies.
In its most common model, an architectural membrane is conceived and designed as a
boundary condition between mediums. It is a built ecological condition: understood as a
delicate stasis of competing and unstable milieus. The membrane is a negotiation between
continuous conditions. In its broadest reaches, it is a system that is, in fact, difficult to trace: a
careful reconciliation of a disparation of interruptions to the continuity of a variety of dynamic
milieus: the interruption of gravity, the interruption of heat, the interruption of air, water etc.
Rather than a spatial boundary, architecture is a momentary reification of a modulated
interplay of the perturbed weaves of milieus. Although we tend to privilege the non-human,
milieus as modulated by a building skin interface the multiplicities of social, cultural and
material systems: a complex, somewhat quasi-biological edification of an ever-concretizing co
structured event, performance and matter.