Duncan Herd “Venting—System Settings”
This event has ended.
Taking influence from highly functional systems within the Tokyo metropolis, “Venting” addresses areas of universality within urban settings, whether in form, such as ventilation systems and contemporary architectural styles, or materials such as the ubiquitous use of stainless steel, concrete, glass and plastics. In contrast, the works on show also feature many references to the specificity of Japan and Japanese culture, acknowledging its unique traditions and gestures through sculptural takes on traditional, archetypal Japanese designs in combination with everyday objects. Venting employs a fictitious narrative to suggest interconnectivity between buildings and their data infrastructures; using the analogy of ventilation as a biological process of respiration, vocalisation or a circulatory system; manifesting as channelled air, vapours, sounds and liquids within the works. Touching on other communicative aspects within the landscape of Tokyo, such as advertising and information handling, the exhibition appropriates integrated digital displays, hypermediated imagery and strategic design to reveal urban environments as persuasive beings.
from October 20, 2018 to November 04, 2018
Opening Reception on 2018-10-27 from 19:00 to 23:00