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June 06, 2006

Mikon Hall of Worlds


A Living Cabinet of Curiosities

Mikon Hall of Worlds is a monthly exhibition (next event: Sunday July 9, Noon to 6PM] of computer controlled exo-oceanic life created out of found objects, fans, motors, pantyhose, and horseshoe crab shells.

Mikon--created by IFAM--is a micro-museum of computer and voice driven kinetic sculpture, sound, and a viewer-manipulated virtual zooarium of imaginary life forms. Inspired by the Wunderkammern of the 18th century, Mikon is a super-condensed macrocosm, a storefront cabinet of curiosities. Mikon seeks to instill the wonder of speculative biology in its viewers, who have both the opportunity to animate aspects of the exhibition and to observe the unpredictable behavior of its components. In creating an otherworldly ecology, Mikon promotes the appreciation of the real ecologies that it emulates.

A computer has been programmed to simulate a small system of living things, which cycle through quiescence and activity. Attendees can affect this system through triggering sensors and uttering voice commands. Mikon is a growing thing, becoming more nuanced with every show, expressing itself through new visual, sonic, and sculptural elements.

Date and Time: Sunday July 9, Noon to 6PM
Location: Collective: Unconscious, 279 Church St., just south of White. Take the 123456ACEWRNQ to Canal Street, Franklin St., or Chambers St.
Price: $5
Phone: 347.245.7078
Email: Daniel Green, hebdemnobad[at]yahoo.com

Posted by jo at June 6, 2006 08:45 AM