Called Beyond Entropy: When Energy Becomes Form is a project and symposium focused on how global energy impacts on politics, economics and cultures across the globe. A total of 24 leading artists, architects and scientists led by Stefano Rabolli Pansera are pioneering an enquiry that fuses science, architecture and artistic collaboration to develop new ways of thinking about energy.
The exhibition features prototypes that demonstrate the group's thinking and how the creative collaborations are taking shape. They provide insight into the project so far and encourage visitors to become part of the debate for reframing energy. Work created during the first year of the project, including giant self-balancing mechanisms, pedestals for displaying the invisible energy networks and a time machine will be on display at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore from August 26 until September 19.
Some of those involved include Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director, Serpentine Art Gallery, London; Joseph Rykwert, Seminar Teacher, Architecture History & Theory, Pennsylvania University; Brett Steele, Director, AA School; Nikolaus Hirsch, Rector, Städelschule; and Angelo Merlino, Mechanical Engineer, Large Hadron Collider.
“Energy in architecture is normally considered as either an exclusively technical issue or something relating to the sustainability debate," said Stefano Rabolli Pansera, Director, Beyond Entropy, AA School. "While both these are important they are reductive – architects seeking to solve specific energy related problems. This project sets out to create a new paradigm for talking about energy, which can be used to stimulate and frame new forms of understanding.
"This project places architects at the heart of the enquiry, stimulating the relationship between the scientists and artists to create a new horizon for how we think about energy and its relationship with space.
"This is the first time an event like this has been run at the Biennale and provides a unique opportunity to hear from world leading experts exploring and sharing ideas to develop new paradigms on Energy," said Pansera.
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