The name of the installation is Geometric Death Frequency – 141. Exhibiting at MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) on view till the March, 2012.
The installation created from 420,000 black spheres. For the first time in the world the artwork was assembled entirely by robot but the idea of such algorithmic architecture is by acclaimed Prague-based artist Federico Diaz.
Architecture critic and curator Jeff Kipnis has called Diaz’s work “re-origination” – the new work thus combines elements of photographic manipulation, data analysis, computer programming utilizing new techniques to produce a sculpture completely untouched by human hands.
Visually GDF-141 combines Diaz’s interest in the built environment, deep natural forces such as a cellular growth, physics and fluid dynamics to create a massive wave confined within an invisible 50 by 20-foot tank that penetrates the wall of MASS MoCA’s lobby from the exterior of the museum’s main courtyard
Since the early 1990s, Federico Diaz has focused on art which combines software generated shapes and sound with work on space.
Multimedia installations and realizations related to biomorphic architecture and site-specific projects are central to his domain, and he commonly engages audiences through active paricipation in his art.
Federico Díaz also will partecipate in the Venice Biennale 2011 collateral event Outside Itself organized by DOX – Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague