rendering of federico díaz’s geometric death frequency—141 at MASS MoCA (2010) courtesy federico díaz studiobeginning 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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