28 May 2017   HOME|FORUM| ADD URL| SEARCH|
 

MENU


SEARCH THE WEB


Powered by
Google

Keep informed. Subscribe to our free 

Subscribe to the Sol-Gel Gateway News Alert mailing List

mailing list



VISIT OUR SPONSORS

Gordon & Breach Science Publishers


Ingenta, your bibliographic source online


AEROGELS & ART

aer( )sculptures 

«The Aerogel sculpture is a promising project because of potential advances toward minimal weight of 3D artworks which Ioannis Michaloudis hopes to suspend "in mid-air" via directed and quantified magnetic fields (see Klein-Ruhnau "air-architecture")».

Otto Piene, founder of Sky Art



photos of the first Silica Aerogel sculpture
ever made!

"-Icare, I care…", silica aerogel 
aer( )sculpture, 7.5’’x4.5’’x4’’, California, 2002

On the background we see the two half of the wing mold. As far as the ‘’orange sunset’’color, is coming from the reflection of the 
aer( )sculpture
on a sheet of PVC.

photo: MICHALOU(di)S,
© MICHALOU(di)S, 2002

 

The body of Icarus seen from behind. The left “arm” is broken during the de-mold procedure of 09/21/02 and the color of the Silica is violet because of a warm lighting.

photo
: Michael Droege,
© MICHALOU(di)S, 2002

 

Dr. Michael Droege’s hand holding the body of Icarus (4’’x 2.5’’x1.5’’),

photo
: Michael Droege,
© MICHALOU(di)S, 2002

 

Dr. MICHALOU(di)S hand, touching the 
final aer( )sculpture –Icare, I care…


photo
: MICHALOU(di)S,
© MICHALOU(di)S, 2002


 




The aer( )sculpture looks like a ghost image,like a 3-D X-ray: same color, same indefinite transparency, same “representative’’
(and not euclidean)
space.

 

Contact info:

Dr Iannis MICHALOU(di)S
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Center for Advanced Visual Studies, N52-373A
265, Mass, Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, U.S.A.
phone: + 1 617 258 6941,fax: + 1 617 253 1660
web: http://web.mit.edu/cavs/people.html
e-mail: I.MICHALOUDIS@fulbrightweb.org

Back to Interview with Ioannis Michalou(di)s

 

About us   |  Contact    | Editorial Board|

Copyright © 2000-2017, SolGel.com. All rights reserved. Disclaimer