(n)certainties RMIT-UTS Spring 012

(n)certainties RMIT-UTS Spring 012 header image 1

March 6th, 2012 · Uncategorized


The battle of impermanency (opus 5.3)

RMIT lightRMIT-UTS / Spring012

With Camille Lacadée (on RMIT course)

With  Gwyl Jahn for computation (RMIT) / gwyllo@gmail.com 

-RMIT on 6 week  (scenario, research, design process)

-UTS on 1.5 week (diary of a scenario)

Francois Roche with New-Territories / R&Sie(n) is developing the research ‘Uncertainties’ since the “i’ve heard about” experiment, in Paris, in 2005, through 8 courses in Master Class and Cross Studio (U-Penn + Columbia in 2006 / Columbia in 2007 / Angewangde + Columbia in 2008 / USC + Columbia in 2009-10 / Columbia in 2011)


The studio will be in the pursuit of the previous Opus (visible on http://www.new-territories.com/laboratoriesteaching.htm)

The materiality of the construction by ‘’computation and robotic process’’ developed more precisely in this following text will integrate a notion of “life span”, as a protocol of death and life, of “Eros and Thanatos”…

The substances of the indeterminacy will be impermanent, and by this way affected by necrosis, shrinking, metabolizing…. sensitive to external or internal (chemical, bacteria, climate…) agent in correspondence to the transformation of the environmental condition.

The constructive materiality of the self organizing contract will become a factor, an agent of permanent re-shaping, through a schizophrenic energy between it s own bio-degradable disappearing and the maintenance of its physicality.

This battle, this conflict will work both in strategies of addition and subtraction processes, with the risk that, in this field of war, the building could die. The negotiation (robotic behavior, computation protocols, chemical bio-polymer…) of its life span will become the substract of its own aesthetic.

The parameters and the agents of mutation will be controlled to increase or not speediness and radiation of decomposition.

This new version of (n)certainties introduces the unprediction as a factor of production but simultaneously of transformation, until even a complete degradation and death…


“That the democracy deficit in the making of the city and the abuse of tools – dating from a period where the reason of a few presided over the destiny of the many – made it impossible to take on board mutations produced by the fragmentation of informational and productive mechanisms”.

“That liberal space was constructed in terms of social control, and that the contemporary 30th-century city retained all the stigmata of that”.

Deleuze, introduction to Anomalie Sauvage, Toni Negri, PUF, 1983



 -Impermanency of the substances, as ‘’things which necrose’’

-uncertainty and unachievment (of each invidudual living part and collective        structure)

-local negociation / no global control (on view, on air, on access…) for local        adpatation, variability, as a “desirable machine”

– measurment and strategy of colonisation (no panoptic references but XYZ        positionning /GPS)

– strategies of bio-mechanical robot (from low tech to high tech) / strategy of        construction…even deconstruction / reconstruction

-neighboohood protocole (human swarm intelligencies !)



In the Bush or Outback with the condition of hostile and paranoiac situation able to affect the “construction process” or by the specificity of the geo-localisation (chemical/morphological/topographical) or by the possibilities to use recycling material of construction from the site (animal and vegetal residues and garbadges, existing forces and conflicts, transitory substances, anthroposophic exchanges…)

From the machinistic, passing by the chemical to the visceral, some of the processes that the entrant might consider in elaboration of this new Partial-Total Ecology are: screwed, chewed, shat, sweated, swallowed, vomited, pined, secreted, woven, knitted, extruded, staggered, scattered, coagulated, aggregated, welded, pinched, braided, spidernetted, bonsaied, crystallised, calcified, excreted, expanded, branched, pulped, smeared, coagulated, excavated, assembled and disassembled, bended, blended, and their machine picked, spiked, pinched, caressed, embraced, sliced, cut, laminated and loved [list in formation]


Programm of the “human structure”

A “politic” shellter, as both an human and biotope  anthroposophic experiment.


→ No CommentsTags: