federico diaz: geometric death frequency—141 federico diaz: geometric death frequency—141
sep 30, 2010

federico diaz: geometric death frequency—141

rendering of federico díaz’s geometric death frequency—141 at MASS MoCA (2010) courtesy federico díaz studio beginning on october 23, 2010, MASS MoCA in north adams massachusetts, will be showing frederico diaz’s ‘geometric death frequency—141’, a sculpture made from 420,000 black spheres made and assembled by robotics. the final sculpture will measure 20 feet by 50 feet and sit in the courtyard of the museum. the installation is precisely crafted from robotics, milling and assembling the entire sculpture sphere by sphere, completely void of any human interaction. diaz developed this process for building on his own using CAD software and manufacturing techniques along with pure data and algorithms based on particle physics. with this system each sculpture is completely untouched by human hands from concept to materialization.

http://www.massmoca.org

process image of federico díaz’s geometric death frequency—141(2010) courtesy federico díaz studio

process image of federico díaz’s geometric death frequency—141(2010) courtesy federico díaz studio

process image of federico díaz’s geometric death frequency—141(2010) courtesy federico díaz studio

process image of federico díaz’s geometric death frequency—141(2010) courtesy federico díaz studio

process image of federico díaz’s geometric death frequency—141(2010) courtesy federico díaz studio

process image of federico díaz’s geometric death frequency—141(2010) courtesy federico díaz studio

  • Is there any link where we can see more about this project its really awesome

    Rodrigo Medina says:
  • caviar contemoráneo!

    nic says:
  • Between the algorithms, robots and the title “Geometric Death Frequency”, this seems like an exercise in sci-fi inspired engineering and technology, not art or design. And why work so hard (or not) to de-humanize those things?

    FullyOperationalDeathstar says:
  • Any financial proceeds from this art piece should go to the machine, and NOT to Federico Diaz.

    Jake says:
  • hmm, did someone get a government grant?

    jlkj says:
  • beauty spelled

    joe berlin says:
  • Wonderful!

    bobbym says:
  • So… Why is it a death frequency?

    raina says:
  • Nice concept, but not entirely true. Who programmed the robots? Who moved the piece to the courtyard? Someone had to rearrange everything. I respect the piece, but don’t say it was “untouched by humans.”

    KM says:

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