International 2010 Archives
Federico Diaz, Geometric Death Frequency-
MASS MoCA, North Adams (USA).
Geometric Death Frequency–141 has been installed in the MASS MoCA Entrance Courtyard : 50-
Beginning October 23, 2010 and running through March 2012, MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) present a new site-
Architecture critic and curator Jeff Kipnis calls Diaz's work "re-
Visually, Geometric Death Frequency—141 combines Diaz's interest in the built environment, deep natural forces such as cellular growth, physics and fluid dynamics to create a massive wave confined within an invisible 50 by 20-
MASS MoCA's courtyard, where the natural elements of Natalie Jeremijenko's Tree Logic and a mature blaze maple specimen tree are presented within the industrial confines of MASS MoCA's architecture, provides an ideal ground for Díaz's site-
About the Artist
Since the early 1990s, Federico Díaz has focused on art which combines software generated shapes and sound with work in space. Multimedia installations and realizations related to biomorphic architecture and site-
His interactive works have been included in international exhibitions at institutions including: Royal Institute of British Architects, Algorithmic Revolution at the ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany, Fondation Electricité de France, and Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria. In 2001, he received the Milano Europe, Futuro Presente 2001 special award for his engaging Generatrix, which featured a generated organism reacting to movements of viewers in the gallery. His work, A Sembion, an interactive space filled with forms created on the basis of a syntactical analysis of words, has also been shown at the Institute of Contemporary Arts/ICA in London.
Díaz's works are included in the permanent collection of the ZKM Media Museum and he is the honored recipient of numerous awards. In 2005, Díaz presented a visual installation Sakura at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria and the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo. At the Florence Biennale Federico Díaz was awarded the 2007 Premio Internazionale "Lorenzo il Magnifico" in the new media category for the Sakura project. In the U.S., Díaz's installation Ultra was the first presented in 2008 for the MOMA/PS.1 exhibition at Art Basel Miami Beach.
Federico Díaz lives in Prague and is a co-
Installation October 23, 2010 -
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