Hylozoic Soil


New Orleans, Louisiana, US - 2009

Philip Beesley was invited to exhibit as part of the juried art exhibition, ‘BioLogic’ at the 2009 SIGGRAPH Exhibition Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. This expanded installation from the Hylozoic Series incorporated new modular meshwork elements and a suspended lower filter stratum, which allowed for a dense grotto of feathers that swarmed and wrapped around visitors, pulsing with various shape memory alloy actuators. A Special Issue of Leonardo, The Journal of the International Society of the Arts, Sciences and Technology featured the artists and projects included in BioLogic along with SIGGRAPH 2009 Art Papers. Philip also participated in a panel in August of 2009 titled BioLogic and Generative Fabrication.

The installation for SIGGRAPH was subsequently mounted at the Medialab Enschede, The Netherlands, in September of 2009.

SIGGRAPH – BioLogic: A Natural History of Digital Life

Adobe Airstream – SIGGRAPH 2009 Preview