kisa does the biennale

big bambú by mike and doug starn at the 54th venice biennale
kisa writes: "I ran into Mike Starn on the ferry to Arsenale and asked whether the bamboo scaffolding commonly used in Asia had inspired him. In fact he had discovered those much later, and his inspiration had come from rock climbing and the idea of chaotic interdependence. 

The sculpture’s growth is intuitively engineered, based on the experience of weight and balance felt through each step of the evolutionary spiral, much like the building segments for microorganisms and macro human social structures. He considered the poles reused from the original Met Museum exhibit as ‘stem cells’ for further proliferation." 

(con't on SPREAD art culture)

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