The poetic of the data flow ‘Virtual Depictions: San Francisco' by Refik Anadol

The artistic data projects are invading Internet, and every days we can enjoy seated at home a lot of different and innovative artworks related to data coming from measurements, weather, pollution, social media and more.

But we still enjoy the pleasure of being standing in front of an enormous data wall sculpture hypnotized by the poetic of the data flow.  And this is the case of ‘Virtual Depictions: San Francisco’, a public art project consist of series of parametric data sculptures that tell the story of the city and people around us within a unique artistic approach for 350 Mission’s media wall created by the artist Refik Anadol.

When creating this public artwork the goal Refik Anadol was to make the invisible visible by embedding media arts into architecture to create a new way to experience a living urban space. The project also intends to contribute to contemporary discourse of public art by proposing a hybrid blend of media arts and architecture in 21st century.

The main goal of ‘Virtual Depictions: San Francisco’ is to bring 21st century approach to public art to define new poetics of space through media arts and architecture and to create a unique parametric data sculptures that has an intelligence, memory and culture.

Through architectural transformations of media wall located in 350 Mission’ lobby, main motivation with this seminal media architecture approach is to frame this experience with a meticulously abstract and cinematic site-specific data-driven narration. As a result, this media wall turns into a spectacular public event making direct and phantasmagorical connections to its surroundings through simultaneous juxtapositions.

Virtual Depictions

‘Virtual Depictions: San Francisco’ 2015 by Refik Anadol

Virtual Depictions

‘Virtual Depictions: San Francisco’ 2015 by Refik Anadol

The artist will explain in the Technarte Los Angeles edition the creative and technological processes of this and other recent projects. Register now and save 25% off for early bird registration.