federico díaz’s geometric death frequency—141 at MASS MoCA courtesy federico díaz studio

about a month ago we previewed federico diaz’s latest installation at MASS MoCA in north adams, massachusetts. now that the exhibition has been open for a week, we thought we would update the story to shed more light on this unusual installation. in case you don’t remember ‘geometric death frequency—141’ is a sculpture made from 420,000 black spheres made and assembled by robotics. the sculpture measures 20 feet by 50 feet and sits 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. we present you with more images of the installation and a video of the robotic elements in action.

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federico diaz: geometric death frequency—141 (update) federico díaz’s geometric death frequency—141 at MASS MoCA courtesy federico díaz studio

federico diaz: geometric death frequency—141 (update) federico díaz’s geometric death frequency—141 at MASS MoCA courtesy federico díaz studio

federico diaz: geometric death frequency—141 (update) federico díaz’s geometric death frequency—141 at MASS MoCA courtesy federico díaz studio

federico diaz: geometric death frequency—141 (update) federico díaz’s geometric death frequency—141 at MASS MoCA courtesy federico díaz studio

federico diaz: geometric death frequency—141 (update) federico díaz’s geometric death frequency—141 at MASS MoCA courtesy federico díaz studio