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Fossilation: Nurturing Slow Expectations


Fossilation: Nurturing Slow Expectations

Jarry, Alice, Boucher, Marie-Pierre, Bianchini, Samuel, Ammar-Khodja, Brice, Bachmayer, Alexandra, Chauvirey, Théo, Chekhanovich, Maria, Halpenny, Matthew, Kerbrat, Raphaëlle, Mardirossian, Vanessa, Vandal, Philippe and Wilkins, Lee (2022) Fossilation: Nurturing Slow Expectations. Riverside Architectural Press, Toronto. ISBN 978-1-988366-39-5

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This research-creation folio presents the processual and technical development of a bio-inspired architectural installation that invests the ecological imprint of images. Originally presented during the 2021 ‘’Matières d’images’’ exhibition held at the Centre Pompidou in Paris (Hors Pistes Festival), Fossilation is a large suspended bioplastic membrane that repurposes food waste. The installation includes an electronic and electrical apparatus that harvests the residual energies of the museum to create fluctuating light patterns. Membranes are porous interfaces that participate in metabolic exchanges and enable and foreclose the mobility of information across systems. By reinvesting the relational operations of membranes, Fossilation makes us more attuned to the extractive origins of our contemporary forms of communication and develops new forms of cooperation between materiality, technology, humans, and ecological milieux. The publication is organized around seven key thematics that pertain to the making of Fossilation: The Ecology of Images, Fossils, Fossilation’s Ingredients, Bioplastics, Systems Architecture for Energy and Light, Nurturing Slow Expectations, and Membrane as Relay. Together these organizing forces render visible the resonances and contrasts between the conceptual, material, technological and methodological dimensions of the piece. With an emphasis on slow and low-tech methods, this folio examines how Fossilation might contribute to next-generation living architecture. The authors conclude the discussion by sharing the Fossilation collective’s onion pie recipe, the Pissaladière.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Design and Computation Arts
Item Type:Book
Authors:Jarry, Alice and Boucher, Marie-Pierre and Bianchini, Samuel and Ammar-Khodja, Brice and Bachmayer, Alexandra and Chauvirey, Théo and Chekhanovich, Maria and Halpenny, Matthew and Kerbrat, Raphaëlle and Mardirossian, Vanessa and Vandal, Philippe and Wilkins, Lee
Editors:Jarry, Alice and Boucher, Marie-Pier
Contributors:Gomez, Géraldine and Couture, William (Curator of an exhibition, Illustrator)
Journal or Publication:Riverside Architectural Press
Institution:University of Waterloo
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Keywords:Art and architecture, Installations (Art), Light in architecture
ID Code:993249
Deposited By: Alice Jarry-Girard
Deposited On:09 Jan 2024 18:37
Last Modified:09 Jan 2024 18:37
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