“The laws that govern atmospheric motion satisfy the principle of Dimensional Homogeneity, which means that all terms in the equations expressing these laws must have the same physical dimensions”
Dynamics Meteorology” by James R.Holton & Gregory J. Hakim
I’m happy to preset my latest work culminating 6 month at GlogauAIR Artist in Residency program in Berlin.
The work glue together past and present experimentation with a body of work including installations, drawings and prints.
The work inspired by the dynamics meteorology by literally picking up books on meteorology and looking for emerging architecture in the flow of nature and wind behaviors.
The final work translate abstract dynamics of physics in to in both 3-dimetional and bi-dimensional work.
The works is divided in 3 body of work:
“Dimensional Homogeneity” part 1 – Air Pressure
“Dimensional Homogeneity” part 2 – Equator
“Dimensional Homogeneity” part 3 – Wind Charts and Prints
“Dimensional Homogeneity” part 1
Air and ocean currents are the circulatory system of planet hearth .
This installation is inspired by the dynamics of air movement which crate wind.
Air is mass, subject to atmospheric pressure .
Wind is the result of air moving from high to low pressure.
The reading of such pressure is defined in physics by “barometric pressure” and is illustrated in meteorological maps with Isobars : lines defined by the same barometric pressure at seal level.
Isobars are the blue print by which every sailor navigates the sea defining wind speed and direction.
Being a sailor my self I found those map beautiful , poetic and became inspiration for this kinetic installation that mutates (expanding and contracting ) based on barometric pressure.
“Dimensional Homogeneity” part 2
The next step in this journey was defining the complexity of wind flow and movement.
To create this installation I used basic meteorological maps I traced the movement of air from high to low pressure at sea level up to when, reaching the stratosphere, air loops around creating cycle of air moving both horizontally and vertically in space.
I then interpret those loops of air as a close loop pulley system that, with both its shape and movement, represent the movement of wind.
While processing air pattern with Rhino (3d rendering program), I became fascinated on the graphical properties of those patter starting to think of it as drawing in space.
“Dimensional Homogeneity” part 3
Wind Charts and Prints
To take this concept even farther I stripped all 3dimetional axes as well as the wall form the Rhino sketch and export it as a flat vector graphic image in Illustrator.
I then printed and started to experiment with acetone printing on paper treating this drawing as work of art itself, disconnected by their mathematical/physical roots, allowing my self to interpret and intervene on them freely.
Though I mostly work in the filed of intersection between installation art, integrative technology, Site specific installation physics and mathematics, drawing it is an inner part of my practice.
Also, while working on complex project I always keep large to medium size paper attached to the walls of my studio to draw on.
I like to called it my “brain vacation”, a relief form rational and methodical thinking maybe bit mostly a diversion allowing my train of thoughts to switch dimension and prospective.
Those drawings for the most part unrelated to the project I work on and unbound of any rational thinking. For this very nature they are usually kept secret, hidden and stored away in my studio like a dirty secrets.
Here in GlogauAIR however I found the confidence to show these drawing to the public for the first time as part of my process.