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Electrofrost

Electrofrost

Electrofrost is an ongoing collaborative experiment that starts from a simple premise: the atmosphere is an abundant, ambient resource. Its particulates, gases, vapors, and invisible fields, as a set of contingent and interrelated elements, make up the ubiquitous ether that conditions experience. When distinguished and calibrated, these elements can be designed to produce singular and ephemeral material effects that index conditions in the environment. To test ways that design can materialize the atmosphere, the project explores frost as a phenomenon that, given the right set of circumstances, results in the phase change of water vapor to crystals. By introducing electrostatic energy to this naturally occurring process, Electrofrost considers ways that climate, materials and electricity can interact to create architectural surfaces and nuanced effects. The result is a speculative architecture of desublimation.

Project Leads:

Patrick Beacé, Jean Louis Farges, Meredith Miller, Anya Sirota

Research:
Peter Halquist, Annelise Heeringa, Matthew Story

Exhibition:
Ryan Mason, Young-Tack Oh, Ya Suo

Collaborator:
Nilton Renno

Consultants:
Dan Abramov, Ian Beil, Curt Cooper, Erik Fischer

RESEARCH THROUGH MAKING PHOTOS