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I’ve heard about and Hypnosis chamber

I’ve heard about and Hypnosis chamber

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People

  • R&Sie(n) (archive creator)
  • Francois Roche (architect)
  • Stephanie Lavaux (artist)
  • Benoit Durandin (architect)
  • Jean Navarro (architect)

Title

I’ve heard about and Hypnosis chamber

Dates of creation

2004-2006

Level of archival description

Series

Extent and Medium

  • 320 digital files (8.47 GB)

Scope and Content

Series 2, I’ve heard about and Hypnosis chamber, 2004-2006, relates to the conception of the urban structure “I’ve heard about”.

The records contain algorithmically-generated images, renderings, pictures of models and exhibitions. There are also photographs of the contour crafting process, 3D models and animated renderings illustrating the construction process of the structure.

The project is a conceptual, unbuilt project that is meant to be a habitable organism, an adaptive landscape in a constant state of evolution. By means of transitory scenarios in which the operational mode is entropy and uncertainty, it develops open algorithms based on growth scripts permeable not only to human expressions, but also to the most discrete data such as the chemical emissions (for example due to stress or anxiety) of those who inhabit it. The chemical information is harvested through nanoreceptors feeding the VIAB machine with information. This biostructure becomes the visible part of human contingencies and their negotiation in real time. The structure is conceptualized to be in constant construction through the VIAB machine which is also a constituent of the structure itself. It secretes fiber cement, shaping the landscape where it is located and through which it moves. It generates the reticular structure using a process modelled on contour crafting. The VIAB machine was developed with Robotics Research Lab of the University of Southern California and takes its name from the terms viability and variability. R&Sie(n) considers that due to its mode of emergence “I’ve heard about” fabrication is not subjugated to any political power.

Hypnosis chamber is a component of “I’ve heard about”. It consists of an indoor chamber, which was realized as a full-scale sample constructed through automated machinery. The chamber is situated as a part of the whole urban structure presented by “I’ve heard about,” and its goal is to immerse the audience into the project, into a fictional environment only reachable by hypnosis. In this context, hypnosis is a way to help citizens escape from their social condition and experience the new condition of citizenship imagined in “I’ve heard about”, where democracy is re-evaluated as a process of self-determination.

Both parts of the projects were shown in contemporary art museums. First at Musée d’art de la ville de Paris in Paris (2005), the Hypnotic chamber is permanently on view at Towada Art Center in Towanda, Japan.

AP193.S4 contains a video orienting the project into François Roche theoretical stance, research as speculation, that can be summarize as the use of technological tools to take a critical and political position through esthetic in order to open new lines of thoughts. AP193.S4 contains an updated version of the VIAB machine

Reference Number

AP193.S2

Arrangement

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    • Reference Number: AP193.S2.001
    • Title: Transcript of 2050 Bitterness video, exhibition catalogue and poster, manifesto and mathematical formula, I've heard about
    • Dates of creation: 2005-2015
    • Form: textual records, born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • R&Sie(n) (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original directory name: "00 text catalogue". Most common file formats: Acrobat PDF 1.6 - Portable Document Format, Acrobat PDF 1.5 - Portable Document Format, JPEG File Interchange Format

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 5 digital files (7 MB)

    Credit line:

    When citing the collection as a whole, use the citation:
    R&Sie(n) project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.
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    • Reference Number: AP193.S2.002
    • Title: Photographs and video depicting nanoreceptors, I've heard about
    • Dates of creation: 2005-2009
    • Form: born digital, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • R&Sie(n) (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original directory name: "01 nanoreceptors". Most common file formats: JPEG File Interchange Format, Tagged Image File Format, Audio/Video Interleaved Format, Thumbs DB file, ZIP Format

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 8 digital files (49 MB)

    Credit line:

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    R&Sie(n) project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.
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    • Reference Number: AP193.S2.003
    • Title: Renderings of 3D models, algorithmic structures, interior and exterior renderings, and VIAB machine, I've heard about
    • Dates of creation: 2005-2009
    • Form: born digital, photographs, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • R&Sie(n) (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original directory name: "02 pictures". Most common file formats: Tagged Image File Format, JPEG File Interchange Format, Thumbs DB file

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 33 digital files (283 MB)

    Credit line:

    When citing the collection as a whole, use the citation:
    R&Sie(n) project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.
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    • Reference Number: AP193.S2.004
    • Title: Photographs, renderings and videos of algorithmic structures and algorithmic sequences, I've heard about
    • Dates of creation: 2005-2015
    • Form: born digital, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • R&Sie(n) (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original directory name: "03 process scripts". Most common file formats: Tagged Image File Format, JPEG File Interchange Format, Audio/Video Interleaved Format, Microsoft Word Document, Thumbs DB file

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 29 digital files (180 MB)

    Credit line:

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    R&Sie(n) project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.
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    • Reference Number: AP193.S2.005
    • Title: Renderings and photographs of algorithmic structures and of contour crafting process, I've heard about
    • Dates of creation: 2005-2010
    • Form: born digital, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • R&Sie(n) (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original directory name: "04 countour crafting process". Most common file formats: Tagged Image File Format, Thumbs DB file

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 8 digital files (92 MB)

    Credit line:

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    R&Sie(n) project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.
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    • Reference Number: AP193.S2.006
    • Title: Photographs of 3D-printed models, I've heard about
    • Dates of creation: 2005-2010
    • Form: born digital, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • R&Sie(n) (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original directory name: "05 models 3dprints". Most common file formats: JPEG File Interchange Format, Exchangeable Image File Format (Uncompressed), Thumbs DB file

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 51 digital files (143 MB)

    Credit line:

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    R&Sie(n) project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.
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    • Reference Number: AP193.S2.007
    • Title: Renderings, photographs, 3D plans and models and essay, I've heard about
    • Dates of creation: 2005-2015
    • Form: born digital, textual records, photographs, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • R&Sie(n) (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original directory name: "06 hypnosis prototype". Most common file formats: JPEG File Interchange Format, Acrobat PDF 1.4 - Portable Document Format, Tagged Image File Format, Exchangeable Image File Format (Uncompressed), Exchangeable Image File Format (Compressed)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 120 digital files (992 MB)

    Credit line:

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    R&Sie(n) project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.
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    • Reference Number: AP193.S2.008
    • Title: Renderings of structure and parts of VIAB machine, I've heard about
    • Dates of creation: 2005-2010
    • Form: born digital, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • R&Sie(n) (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original directory name: "07 viab machine". Most common file formats: Tagged Image File Format, Thumbs DB file, JPEG File Interchange Format

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 17 digital files (254 MB)

    Credit line:

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    R&Sie(n) project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.
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    • Reference Number: AP193.S2.009
    • Title: Videos of 3D renderings of interior and exterior, and videos of contour crafting process and VIAB machine, I've heard about
    • Dates of creation: 2005-2015
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • R&Sie(n) (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original directory name: "08 movie". Most common file formats: Audio/Video Interleaved Format, Video Object File (MPEG-2 subset), MPEG-2 Elementary Stream, Windows Portable Executable

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 10 digital files (6 GB)

    Credit line:

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    R&Sie(n) project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.
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    • Reference Number: AP193.S2.010
    • Title: 3D models of urban structure and hypnosis chamber, I've heard about
    • Dates of creation: 2005-2008
    • Form: born digital, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • R&Sie(n) (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original directory name: "091 3D". Most common file formats: STL (Standard Tessellation Language) Binary

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    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 9 digital files (435 MB)

    Credit line:

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    R&Sie(n) project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.
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    • Reference Number: AP193.S2.011
    • Title: Photographs of I've heard about exhibition at Musée d'art de la ville de Paris, I've heard about
    • Dates of creation: 2005-2013
    • Form: born digital, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • R&Sie(n) (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original directory name: "01 exhibition". Most common file formats: JPEG File Interchange Format, Exchangeable Image File Format (Compressed)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 7 digital files (7 MB)

    Credit line:

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    R&Sie(n) project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.
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