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Human Synth
2015

Human Synth at TARO NASU (Tokyo) focuses on the flow of productive life energies through specific sites in our global economic system. These are images of our embodied activities mediated through the processes of material translations, including its radical transmediation into a woven textile fabric and light.

This exhibition presents “Negative Entropy” portraits of a data center, a car manufacturing plant, textile factories, and a selection of human “translators”.

Light sculptures on various pedestal structures throughout exhibition create different affective zones. The color of the lights respond in real time to the aggregate sentiment of people in distant cities, scraped from thousands of Twitter feeds per second using linguistic software technology designed to detect the intensity of human emotion. The lights pulse and radiate colors as it responds to the feed of information, powered by the affective energies of people around the world sharing tweets.

The skeletal frame of the light sculpture is shaped from a deconstructed ergonomic chair, which uses the human spine as both its reference and a way to reform the performance of a body. A spray-enameled translucent acrylic skin is thermoformed over the armature frame, allowing the light to illuminate through its bodily form. A bio lamp.

Installation view at TARO NASU, Tokyo

2015
Negative Entropy (Toyota Motomachi, Magenta, hex),
Negative Entropy (Joy Alaoui, Blue, hex), Cotton, polyester, rayon, wood, wool acoustic baffling felt,
Furniture Art (Envigado), Furniture Art (Morioka) Thermoformed acrylic, spray enamel [left to right]
Meridian, 2
Cast acrylic resin polymer, LED smart bulb, deconstructed Herman Miller Setu chair, Twitter sentiment analysis, wood [foreground]
Courtesy of TARO NASU
Photo by Keiko KIOKU

Meridian, 3

2015
Cast acrylic resin polymer, LED smart bulb, deconstructed Herman Miller Setu chair, Twitter sentiment analysis, wood
Courtesy of TARO NASU
Photo by Keiko KIOKU

Installation view at TARO NASU, Tokyo

2015
Furniture Art (Mosel), Thermoformed acrylic, spray enamel [left],
Negative Entropy (Kazue Kobata, Blue, single), Cotton, polyester, rayon, wood, wool acoustic baffling felt [right]
Meridian, 2, Cast acrylic resin polymer, LED smart bulb, deconstructed Herman Miller Setu chair, Twitter sentiment analysis, wood [foreground]
Courtesy of TARO NASU
Photo by Keiko KIOKU

Installation view at TARO NASU, Tokyo

2015
Negative Entropy (Kazue Kobata, Blue, single),
Negative Entropy (Toyota Motomachi, Magenta, hex),
Negative Entropy (Joy Alaoui, Blue, hex), Cotton, polyester, rayon, wood, wool acoustic baffling felt [left to right],
Meridian, 2, Cast acrylic resin polymer, LED smart bulb, deconstructed Herman Miller Setu chair, Twitter sentiment analysis, wood [foreground]
Courtesy of TARO NASU
Photo by Keiko KIOKU

Installation view at TARO NASU, Tokyo

2015
Negative Entropy (Kim Reddick Jacquard Card Cutter, Pink, double), Cotton, polyester, rayon, wood, wool acoustic baffling felt [left]
Meridian, 3, Cast acrylic resin polymer, LED smart bulb, deconstructed Herman Miller Setu chair, Twitter sentiment analysis, wood [foreground]
Courtesy of TARO NASU
Photo by Keiko KIOKU

Installation view at TARO NASU, Tokyo

2015
Negative Entropy (Kazue Kobata, Blue, single),
Negative Entropy (Toyota Motomachi, Magenta, hex),
Negative Entropy (Joy Alaoui, Blue, hex), Cotton, polyester, rayon, wood, wool acoustic baffling felt, Furniture Art (Envigado), Thermoformed acrylic, spray enamel [left to right],
Meridian, 2, Cast acrylic resin polymer, LED smart bulb, deconstructed Herman Miller Setu chair, Twitter sentiment analysis, wood [foreground]
Courtesy of TARO NASU
Photo by Keiko KIOKU

Installation view at TARO NASU, Tokyo

2015
Negative Entropy (Toyota Motomachi, Magenta, hex),
Negative Entropy (Joy Alaoui, Blue, hex), Cotton, polyester, rayon, wood, wool acoustic baffling felt [left to right]
Courtesy of TARO NASU
Photo by Keiko KIOKU

Meridian, 2

2015
Cast acrylic resin polymer, LED smart bulb, deconstructed Herman Miller Setu chair, Twitter sentiment analysis, wood
Courtesy of TARO NASU
Photo by Keiko KIOKU

Meridian, 3

2015
Cast acrylic resin polymer, LED smart bulb, deconstructed Herman Miller Setu chair, Twitter sentiment analysis, wood
Courtesy of TARO NASU
Photo by Keiko KIOKU

Meridian, 1

2015
Cast acrylic resin polymer, LED smart bulb, deconstructed Herman Miller Setu chair, Twitter sentiment analysis, wood
Courtesy of TARO NASU
Photo by Keiko KIOKU