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Animated Architecture’s Vector Equilibria Explores Work of Buckminster Fuller

PHILADELPHIA‐‐(October 10, 2013) – Vector Equilibria is an exploration and celebration of the impact of the work of Buckminster Fuller on the science, technology and culture of today. The abstract animations of Chris Landau and the live compositions of Gene Coleman in University City during the 50th Anniversary of the University City Science Center will entice us to recall Fuller's connection to Philadelphia, where he was World Fellow in Residence at the Science Center in the 1970s and 1980s. Landau is interested in Fuller as a futurologist and his work in imagining a dramatically different, and hopefully better, world. Some of Coleman's own compositions and research have focused on Fuller over the last few years, such as “9 Chains...” and “Spiral Network”, both of which use Fuller’s ideas as the basis for the composition. Vector Equilibria will be presented outside at the University City Science Center, on the east façade of 3440 Market Street. A viewing area will be set up in the parking lot at the corner of 34th and Market Streets. The site-specific installation will be for two evenings, Saturday and Sunday October 19 and 20, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Live music will be performed on the 19th (weather permitting). The program on the 20th will feature recorded music . During the live performance, musicians from Philadelphia and Japan will play in a distributed network surrounding a projected animation, creating a shifting audio space depending on the each person's position. The presentation of Vector Equilibria coincides with Drexel University’s mCenter, the Mobilities Research and Policy Center’s Buckminster Fuller Symposium, happening on October 14, 2013 also in University City. Images are available on request. Rain date to be announced if necessary. Animated Architecture: 3D Video Mapping Projections on Historic Philadelphia Sites is a festival of site-specific, outdoor / indoor video art events, usually held at night and screened at various Philadelphia buildings opening this fall. In April 2012, Animated Architecture was named as one of thirty-five art project award winners to receive grants that year from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge, which funds innovative projects that engage and enrich Philadelphia’s communities. Participating video artists selected for Animated Architecture's first season include individuals from Philadelphia, New York City, and Los Angeles: Arden Bendler Browning and Matt Browning, Chris Landau, Tadashi Moriyama, and Tim Portlock. For more information, please visit: or follow @AnimatedArch via Click here to read more.

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