Measure, an exhibition at the Storefront for Art and Architecture, invited 32 architects and 5 artist groups to produce an artwork that challenges methods of architectural representation, data visualization, and quantification to trace, map, and react to the role of information in public and private space.
Installations featured work by Ekene Ijeoma, Giorgia Lupi + Stefanie Posavec, + POOL, Citygram (The Hong Park, Evan Kent, Sean Lee, Min Joon Yoo), Landscapes of Profit (Dan Taeyoung, Caroline Woolard, Chris Henrick, John Krauss, Ingrid Burrington),
InSeE’ (Interactive Soundscape Environment), focuses on sonification and visualization of soundscape data captured by an urban sensor network technology. The project aimed to create real-time, dynamic “soundmaps” to augment existing digital cartographic technologies. In this piece, InSeE’ zooms into Storefront for Art and Architecture’s walking area (interior and exterior) to capture soundscape information—noise and spatial-acoustic energies—through immediate, short-term, and long-term dynamic mapping strategies. By 'sonifying" real-time noise data into harmonic spectrums that trail the sounds of the streetscape, the installation aims to bring awareness to spatio-temporal and non-ocular measurements through artistic media enabled by a series of sensors located in the gallery.
Dear Data is a year-long analog data drawing project by Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec, an Italian and an American who switched continents to live as expats in New York and London, respectively. Stefanie and Giorgia met only twice before beginning this project, and it became a way for them to get to know each other. Every week, they each collect and measure a particular type of personal data. They then each use this data to make a drawing on a postcard and drop it into an English “postbox” (Stefanie) or an American “mailbox” (Giorgia). Eventually, each postcard arrives at the other person’s address featuring the scuff marks of its journey over the ocean: a type of “slow data” transmission. In contrast to mechanical and impersonal gathering of data, Dear Data proposes a slow, manual, deliberately limited, and analog approach.
The Architecture Lobby, Barozzi / Veiga, Víctor Enrich, Fake Industries Architectural Agonism (Urtzi Grau, Cristina Goberna) and Georgia Jamieson, FIG Projects, FleaFollyArchitects, Formlessfinder, Michelle Fornabai, Grimshaw Architects, Steven Holl, Bernard Khoury, Kohn Pedersen Fox Assoc., KUTONOTUK (Matthew Jull + Leena Cho), Erika Loana, Jon Lott / PARA Project, MAIO, m-a-u-s-e-r (Mona Mahall + Asli Serbest), MILLIØNS (John May + Zeina Koreitem), Nicholas de Monchaux, Anna Neimark and Andrew Atwood / First Office, pneumastudio (Cathryn Dwyre + Chris Perry), + POOL, James Ramsey, RAAD Studio, Reiser + Umemoto, Mark Robbins, Selldorf Architects, Malkit Shoshan, Nader Tehrani / NADAAA, Urban-Think Tank, Anthony Titus, Ross Wimer, James Wines