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Entanglement : The Irish Pavilion at 17th International Venice Architecture Biennale

Annex


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Artist's biography

Annex

Contributors

Annex: Sven Anderson, Alan Butler, David Capener, Fiona McDermott, Donal Lally, Clare Lyster

Synopsis

Entanglement uses the prism of heat to explore the material relationship between data infrastructure and architecture through a structure that collapses local- and planetary-scale data infrastructure networks into the most primitive of socializing technologies: the campfire. The work draws from both contemporary and historical data storage artifacts as building blocks to form its structure. These artifacts are assembled in a campfire formation, referencing this primitive architectural space where early human civilizations formed alliances, built social networks, and eventually developed complex societies. The pavilion asserts that from the campfire to the management of waste heat generated by contemporary data infrastructure, the production and distribution of information is intrinsically connected to the production and distribution of heat and fire.

Concept & Technique

A software system is the performative brain of the pavilion and allows for the control and sequencing of a range of media components in the structure: screens, speakers, lights, cameras, and fans into different states that last for 15–20 minute cycles. Specific parameters control the playback of media and the activity of the physical hardware elements in each state to transform the pavilion experientially within the exhibition space. Text displayed on the screens is produced by a machine learning algorithm that has been trained on over 10 million words relating to the field of data infrastructure.
Details
Title

Entanglement : The Irish Pavilion at 17th International Venice Architecture Biennale

Year

2021

Genres

Cultural Commentary

Topics

Environment, Politics, Philosophy

Language

English

Subtitles

English

Duration

00:25:00 (looped)

Original formats

4K

Screening formats

Digital 4K, Not available for screening

Aspect ratio

4:3

Colour

Mixture

Sound

Yes

Supported by Kildare County Council, the Arts Council of Ireland and Visual Artists Ireland.
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