An Architectural Time Machine, 2011


The project looks at how an architectural machine can create an architectural time based event.
The machines creates a series of vortex air and ephemeral scent zone, which constructs the visualisation of unfolding motion of time in space.
The installation proposed is translating the geometrical proportion of the building, the portico, UCL into rhythmic beating. Machines are placed in the semi-enclosed area of the portico. As the machines blow vortex rings with scents to golden proportional rhythm, they unfold continuous tempo in space.
These give observers not only an unfolding spectacular performance of vortex rings travelling through space, but also vortex rings and scents from the machines are temporally spatialised and visualised.

Gaseous Theatre
Spatial theatre of gaseous architecture from Hee Park on Vimeo.

The choreography of a time machine, Petit Manuel
Choreography of an architectural time machine from Hee Park on Vimeo.

Performance of a machine, Petit Manuel
An Architectural Time Machine from Hee Park on Vimeo.

First performance
First installation from Hee Park on Vimeo.

Performance at the Portci, UCL
Performance at the Portico from Hee Park on Vimeo.

The performance of machines in the Portico, UCL

The performance of machines in the Portico

The Portico as a backdrop in theatre

Deployment of machines in the Portico, UCL

A machine performer in the Portico

A Nolan in the Portico

Machines in the Portico

Performance in the Portico  

A speculative drawing for  Pythagorean rhythm in the Portico

Tracing golden ratio  on Wilkins' drawing of the Portico

First performance in the old depot, old street

First performance in old depot, old street

First performance in old depot, old street

First performance in the old depot, London

Petit Manuel a vortex air generator

A machine Constructing an ephemeral and spatialised time based event

A machine Constructing an ephemeral and spatialised time based event

explored view of manufactured components

Test : Van Eyck's performance  

Circuit diagram  

1:5 scale model Before fullscale construction

Construction  Steel stand

Fabricatin process  

Fabrication process  

 

Fabrication process Chambered barrel

Sketch for prototype3  

Choreography of continuous vortex  air

A machine's performance diagram  

Sketch for prototype2  

Sketch for prototype1