Visions of America: Ameriques, performance, Los Angeles, 2014. The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s multimedia presentation of Edgard Varèse’s Amériques launched the new in/SIGHT series at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The presentation of Amériques is accompanied by Refik Anadol’s site-specific architectural video installation, which was developed to illuminate and enhance the Varèse’s composition and to activate the architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall. /
Infinity’ is an immersive environment project, installation, Zorlu Performing Center, Istanbul, 2014: an integral part of Anadol’s ongoing ‘Temporary Immersive Environment Experiments’ which is a research on audio/visual installations by using the state called immersion which is the state of consciousness where an immersant’s awareness of physical self is transformed by being surrounded in an engrossing environment; often artificial, creating a perception of presence in a non-physical world. /
City of Bits/LADOT installation: LADOT Building: Maintenance & CNG Fuelling Facility, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs Public Art Commission, 2016: The ambient qualities of urban ecologies―Through sensors, databases, and visualization we can collect information on the real-time dynamics of cities: sound, light, air quality, acoustics, human movement, ecological dimensions, social preferences, and their multiplicity of interactions. More than ever, we can access the formal qualities of the ambient environment in terms of the built, social and natural environments. /
The Aether Project / Transmutating the Real and the Ethereal, installation, Los Angeles, 2013: As a part of UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design (A.UD) advanced design studio course “Architectural Intelligence: Exploring Space as an Interactive Medium”, researchers Refik Anadol, Raman Mustafa, Julietta Gil and Farzad Mirshafiei created The Aether Project, an immersive interactive environment that seamlessly combines robotic actuation, formal transformation and real time projection mapping controlled by a sensory input device. /
Augmented Structures: installation, Design Matters Gallery, Los Angeles, 2013: an ongoing project with architect Alper Derinbogaz. Architecture and (Media) Design are art forms that have been growing together. They are entering into symbiotic dependencies and stimulations. Against the background of the information technologies, architecture has gained a new reality. No longer are objects or processes the constituting elements of a building. Now they are described as technical networks of communicating nodes, which balance themselves in contrived patterns. /
NDE Performance, Istanbul, 2012: ‘Seemingly switching our subject, but only for a moment, we note that for the last two decades scientists probing with electrodes have learned a great deal about the human brain. The brain gives off measurable energy and discrete wave patterns disclosed by the oscillograph. Specific, repetitive dreams have been identified by these wave patterns. The neurological and physiological explorers do not find it extravagant to speculate that we may learn that what humanity has thus far spoken of mystifiedly as telepathy, science will have discovered, within decades, to be ultra-ultra high-frequency electro-magnetic wave propagations.’
All text has been taken from Refik Anadol’s site with small omissions. Every attempt is made to keep accuracy of meaning. Please view Refik Anadol’s site for more clarification of his work.